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Injecting an Egg Yolk with Ink Reveals the Embryo Hidden Inside

Here’s a neat video showing ink being injected into the “yolk sac artery of 72 hour-old chick embryo to visualize the beating heart and the vasculature.” It’s from Nikon’s Small World in Motion competition which is always a great source for videos that reveal the previously unseen. Watching the ink spread throughout…

McDonald's Bought Over 4 Percent of the Eggs in the US Last Year

When McDonald’s decides to make a change in its suppliers, it moves markets. The American fast food giant just announced that it would shift to cage-free eggs. That’s a big deal since McDonald’s purchases accounted for “more than 4 percent of the 43.56 billion eggs produced in the United States last year.”

Older Ovaries, Not Older Eggs, May Reduce Fertility With Aging

Women who are over 40 have a notoriously hard time getting pregnant by in-vitro fertilization (IVF), and it’s long been assumed that their problem stems from “old eggs”. But a preprint now available online at the Journal of Endocrinology suggests that the real problem might be the aging of the cells that surround the…

Cooking food in a pan cut in half shows the magic of induction cooking

Induction cooking is sorcery masked as science through the power of magnets. That’s what I believe in my heart, at least. The heat is created from magnetic induction (as opposed to a gas stove flame or electric heating) which means without the right type of pan, you won’t be able to cook anything, even if the stove is…

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