Egg freezing growing in popularity, but the choice leaves no guarantees

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Among urban women in their 30s, freezing is trending.

Tiffany Angelo gave herself a few months to grieve after the abrupt end of her marriage. Then she moved on. Not to the next romance, but to something she could plan for: the children she deeply desired and would still have. With or without her ex.

 

 

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25 egg-inspired innovations

KasaUovo houses are environmentally friendly straight from the nest.
Eggs are a well-known symbol of the candy-filled holiday, Easter.  .From fashionable meaty breakfast scarves to egg-shaped eco chargers, these features will give you more than just the Easter egg to look forward to at Easter.  Here are 25 egtastic innovations. (Photos)

 

 

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Urine-soaked eggs a spring delicacy in China

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A urine-soaked egg.

At the end of the school day in the eastern Chinese city of Dongyang, eager parents collect their children after a hectic day of primary school.  That is also the start of busy times for dozens of egg vendors across the city, deep in coastal Zhejiang province, who ready themselves to cook up a unique springtime snack favored by local residents.

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Beacon Biotechnology USB Device Could Revolutionize Food Safety

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The food safety test cartridge should be available for food producers by next year.

Checking food products for bacteria could be revolutionized by a Colorado company.   Beacon Biotechnology in Aurora, Colorado is in the process of creating a food safety test cartridge that looks like a USB drive. Company officials said the cartridge will be able to detect food-borne illnesses in 30 minutes.

 

 

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The Ant Queen’s Chemical Crown Keeps Her Workers Infertile

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The ant queen is the only one that reproduces unless she dies or is removed.

The defining feature of social insects is that societies contain queens, which specialise in laying eggs, as well as workers, which are mostly infertile but take care of the offspring and the nest. However, when the queen dies or is re-moved, workers begin laying eggs of their own. Previous observations have suggested that queens possess a specific pheromone which keeps the workers infertile, but the pheromone has never been identified except in the well-studied honeybee.

 

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Emergency Breakfast Cake, aka Cereal Omelet

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File this one into the “interesting food experiments” file—Instructables member BongoDrummer came up with this for days when the milk jug is inexplicably empty. It’s basically an omelet with cereal inside, which sounds strange—but the possibilities are endless.The process is even simpler than making an omelet—all you do, essentially, is scramble some eggs, mix in some cereal, and fry ‘er up. That’s it—although, if you’d like to make it even more omelet-like, you can always add cheese, tomato slices, nuts, or any of the other usual additions.
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Pregnant Male Seahorses Selectively Abort and Consume Young from Ugly Females

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Seahorses and a few related fish are the only species where the males can get pregnant. These males take eggs from females and nurture them in their brood pouches. Researchers have discovered that these males may selectively abort young resulting from mating with less attractive females. The above video, which is preceded by a commercial, describes the results of this study. From Scientific American…

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Eating Bacon and Eggs Could Help Moms-to-Be Boost Intelligence of Unborn Baby

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Scientists have found that a chemical in pork products and eggs can help the growing brain to develop.  A new study suggests that the micronutrient, called choline, is critical to helping babies in the womb develop parts of their brains linked to memory and recall.

 

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Snail Caviar Is Toast Of French Culinary World

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Balls of Culinary Bliss

He is a former builder who once made a living fitting kitchens. Now Dominique Pierru is being hailed as a gastronomic genius after creating a delicacy likely to mark the history of Gallic cuisine — snail caviar.

France may be the land of l’escargot but never before had anyone come up with a recipe for gastropod eggs capable of satisfying the most demanding palates. Pierru took three years to develop the product after abandoning his fitted-kitchen business to buy a snail farm in Picardy, northern France, in 2004.

He had to find a way of softening the eggs, of conditioning them and of persuading his 180,000 snails to lay enough to make the business viable. The result is being hailed as a triumph, earning widespread acclaim in France and elsewhere, and a place on menus of three-star restaurants as well as an order from Harrods in London.

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Scientists Cannot Explain Why Female Beetles Mate With Multiple Males

Scientists Cannot Explain Why Female Beetles Mate With Multiple Males

Seed beetles are polyandrous

Seed beetles are polyandrous – females mate with multiple males, and choose which sperm will fertilize their eggs afterward. Scientists long believed they did this to get the best sperm. But a new study shows the fittest males always lose.

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