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Ancient pathway uncovers calcium’s role in egg development

September 10, 2019

A new study of fruit flies (Drosophila) uncovers an ancient and fundamental mechanism that provides details into a…
Left eye? Right eye? American robins have preference when looking at decoy eggs

July 24, 2019

 Just as humans are usually left- or right-handed, other species sometimes prefer one appendage, or eye, over the…
Hue times two: a second look at the color of dinosaur eggs

June 25, 2019

After garnering worldwide attention last year for her research on the origins of egg color in birds, Yale…
Put eggs all in one basket, or spread them around? Birds know best

February 28, 2019

Why then do these agreeable avians sometimes ditch the collaborative lifestyle and instead deposit eggs into nests outside…
No egg is like another

January 7, 2019

Little more than fifty years after the German ornithologist Wolfgang Makatsch published his book entitled “No egg is…
Dinosaurs put all colored birds’ eggs in one basket, evolutionarily speaking

November 5, 2018

A new study says the colors found in modern birds’ eggs did not evolve independently, as previously thought,…
Most of the world does not refrigerate their eggs. So why does the US?

September 19, 2018

If you’ve ever travelled abroad and visited a food market, you might’ve found a peculiar sight: open stands…
Pointy eggs more likely to stay put in birds’ cliffside nests, study finds

August 23, 2018

Natural selection – that merciless weeder-outer of biological designs that are out of step with the times –…
Can egg consumption improve bone strength in children?

May 18, 2018

Researchers at the University of Georgia want to know if eating eggs can improve bone strength and cognitive function…
Cracking eggshell nanostructure

April 9, 2018

How is it that fertilized chicken eggs manage to resist fracture from the outside, while at the same…
Researchers aim to further enrich eggs, poultry meat with omega-3 fatty acids

April 3, 2018

Research has shown that the consumption of long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids provides a myriad of health benefits,…
Whole eggs better for muscle building and repair than egg whites, researchers find

December 27, 2017

People who consume 18 grams of protein from whole eggs or from egg whites after engaging in resistance…
Eggs improve biomarkers related to infant brain development

December 21, 2017

Feeding eggs to infants could provide them with key nutrients for better brains. A study from the Brown…
From the Omelette to the Egg: Reversing Protein Aggregations

December 19, 2017

To cook an omelette, you have to scramble an egg, and like Humpty Dumpty it can never be…
Rival sperm and choosy eggs: when sperm compete, eggs have a choice

November 10, 2017

The delicately mannered dance between discerning eggs and vying sperm is more complicated than scientists once believed, and…
Hatching a new hypothesis about egg shape diversity

June 26, 2017

In a study published June 22 in the journal Science, lead author Stoddard and colleagues suggest that the…
Eggs significantly increase growth in young children

June 8, 2017

Eggs significantly increased growth in  young children and reduced their stunting by 47 percent, finds a new study…
Scientists reprogram embryonic stem cells to expand their potential

January 14, 2017

Researchers from UC Berkeley have found a way to reprogram mouse embryonic stem cells so that they exhibit…
How long did it take to hatch a dinosaur egg? Research says 3-6 months

January 9, 2017

A human typically gives birth after nine months. An ostrich hatchling emerges from its egg after 42 days.…
Scientists: Hot weather does not increase the risk of Salmonella contamination in free-range farms

January 7, 2017

Salmonella is scaring people away from eating eggs and chicken. Proper food preparation is all it takes to…
Eggs from small flocks just as likely to contain Salmonella enteritidis

September 15, 2016

Eggs from small flocks of chickens are just as likely to be contaminated with Salmonella enteritidis — often…
Rotten egg gas could help protect diabetics from heart complications

September 3, 2016

A gas that was formerly known for its noxious qualities could help people with diabetes recover from heart…
Inside Balbiani Bodies

July 30, 2016

Researchers don’t yet know how immature egg cells, or oocytes, survive and protect their contents while they lie…
Strategies for dealing with the cuckoo mafia

May 18, 2016

The brown-headed cowbird is nothing short of a nightmare for its hosts: If they eject the brood parasite’s…
Radiant Zinc Fireworks Reveal Quality of Human Egg

April 28, 2016

A stunning explosion of zinc fireworks occurs when a human egg is activated by a sperm enzyme, and…
Scientists discover new way of testing reproductive compatibility

March 29, 2016

Scientists from The University of Western Australia have discovered a new way of measuring the effectiveness of different…
For the Perfect Eggs, Roundworms Use Small RNAs

March 26, 2016

All multicellular organisms that reproduce sexually rely on eggs to support early life. Researchers at University of California,…
Discovery May Lead To Better Egg Screening And IVF Outcomes

February 11, 2016

Experts in in-vitro fertilization (IVF) from UC San Francisco have discovered a pattern of protein secretion during egg…
Hatching in a heat wave: Climate change makes chicks hatch early

February 3, 2016

A study led by Macquarie University researchers has found that climate change is affecting how quickly bird eggs…
Leatherback sea turtles choose nest sites carefully, study finds

November 25, 2015

The enormous, solitary leatherback sea turtle spends most of its long life at sea. After hatching and dispersing…
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