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67M-Year-Old Dinosaur Eggs Upend a Long-Held Assumption

It turns out all dinosaur eggs weren't white

(Newser) - Feathers, wishbones, colored eggs. If they're things you associate as only found in birds, you're wrong, says paleontologist Mark Norell. It turns out dinosaurs evolved all three, though we've only just recently learned about that last item. The discovery of fossil egg-shells in China has upended the... More »

Last Person Born in 19th Century Dies

Emma Morano, the world's oldest person, was 117

(Newser) - Emma Morano lived across three centuries, two world wars, and more than 90 Italian governments. And on Saturday, friends and family of Morano, believed to be the oldest woman alive, reported her death at home in Italy, Reuters reports. She was 117. According to the BBC , Morano was born on... More »

The Age of the Twitter Egg Is Over

Say hello to 'gumdrop head'

(Newser) - The ubiquitous Twitter egg has finally hatched, revealing a ... "vaguely human placeholder," as Boing Boing calls it. On Friday, Twitter replaced its eggs, which have served as the default photos for users of the social media site for seven years, with what the Verge has dubbed "gumdrop... More »

Scientists Stumped by Crocodile Eggs in Dino Nests

The 152M-year-old eggs are the oldest ever found

(Newser) - Crocodiles and their ancestors have been roaming the Earth for 200 million years, rubbing shoulders (do crocodiles even have shoulders?) with the dinosaurs, the BBC reports. Now researchers—in a study published this week in PLOS One —say they've discovered the world's oldest known crocodile eggs. The... More »

Dinosaur Eggs Hatched in Potentially Troublesome Way

Non-avian dino eggs hatched slowly, over as many as 6 months, study finds

(Newser) - A Florida State University professor thinks he's solved one of the "greatest riddles" about non-avian dinosaurs: Did their eggs incubate slowly like those of lizards, or quickly like those of birds? The former, found Gregory Erickson and his team, and they came to their conclusion by studying embryonic... More »

Viewers Watch With Bated Breath for Bald Eagle Hatchings

Live feed out of Fort Myers, Fla., should show 2 eggs hatch at any moment

(Newser) - "We have a PIP in one egg!! The hatching process has begun." That's the excited message on a Southwest Florida real estate website that's been documenting a local bald eagle and her mates via live cam for four years. The big event everyone's now waiting... More »

Clinic: Wrong Man's Sperm May Have Fertilized 26 Eggs

Dutch clinic blames 'procedural error'

(Newser) - A man who sent his sperm to a Dutch IVF lab may have ended up with many more offspring than he bargained for. In what the University Medical Center in Utrecht says was a "procedural error," sperm from a single client may have been accidentally used to fertilize... More »

We Don't Eat Turkey Eggs. But Why?

They're bigger, they're richer, they're more expensive

(Newser) - Turkey eggs are big. The average is 50% larger than a chicken egg, with twice as many calories and grams of fat and nearly four times as much cholesterol. They used to be so popular that turkey egg omelettes were on the menu at the famous Delmonico's restaurant in... More »

What Activists Found While Filming Cage-Free Hens

Advocacy group says video shows birds that lay eggs for Costco in 'horrible' conditions

(Newser) - At first glance, the lives of cage-free hens appear to be a much-needed improvement over those of hens kept boxed up in traditional wire "battery cages." But thanks to a newly released video by an all-volunteer activist group, animal advocates are now wondering how much better off the... More »

With Menopause Reversal, Women May Be Forever Fertile

Scientists have rejuvenated post-menopausal ovaries to release fertile eggs

(Newser) - The hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness characteristic of menopause may no longer also signal the end of a woman's fertility thanks to a blood treatment used to heal wounds. Presenting their findings at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology annual meeting in Helsinki, Finland, this... More »

Suspect Busted With 107 Stolen Sea Turtle Eggs

Officers say Florida man was taking them as the turtle was laying them

(Newser) - Jupiter is the big story in the news today, but Jupiter Island, Fla., is making headlines, too, for an entirely different reason, WJXT reports. Per a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Facebook post , a report came in about someone taking sea turtle eggs from a beach behind a local... More »

Military Will Start Freezing Soldiers' Eggs and Sperm

It wants them to start families later and not worry about genital injuries

(Newser) - In an effort to keep young military enlistees from leaving to start a family, the Pentagon is going to start offering to freeze their eggs and sperm, the New York Times reports. According to the Military Times , nearly 72% of enlistees are 30 or younger—prime years for starting a... More »

Mom Accused of Egging Homes With Her Daughter

Jennifer Terry has been charged with causing a catastrophe

(Newser) - A teenage act of mischief has landed Jennifer Terry—who happens to be 44—in some very real trouble. The Utah woman has been arrested and charged with causing a catastrophe, a class A misdemeanor, over an alleged summertime incident, reports KSL . On Aug. 20, Terry allegedly chauffeured her teenage... More »

American Egg Board in a Boil Over Vegan Mayo Company

The board is prohibited from 'disparaging non-egg commodities'

(Newser) - You could say the American Egg Board has egg on its face after the group was allegedly caught trying to sabotage the makers of a vegan mayonnaise it considered to be a "major threat," the Guardian reports. The problem is the board—as a government-backed food lobby—is... More »

We Don't Have Enough Eggs for McD's Menu Change

Prices were already at an all-time high

(Newser) - Starting next month, McDonald's customers will be able to munch Egg McMuffins all day long —until the eggs run out. Bird flu has killed off tens of millions of laying hens this year, driving egg prices to an all-time high and creating a shortage that will only be... More »

FDA Lays Down the Law on Mayonnaise

Agency says Hampton Creek brand has to contain eggs to be considered mayonnaise

(Newser) - Unilever, maker of Hellmann's mayonnaise, has been fighting for some time against a "fraudulent" brand it says is encroaching on its own sales. Unilever dropped the suit in December , but the FDA has given the company a sort of win all the same. The agency has declared that... More »

Divers Run Into Mysterious, Giant, Jellylike 'Thing'

One expert says it could be a giant mass of tens of thousands of squid eggs

(Newser) - When Lutfu Tanriover went on a deep-sea dive off the coast of Turkey in early July, he wasn't prepared for what he and his fellow divers encountered 72 feet below the surface: a gelatinous, see-through blob the size of a car that he nicknamed "The Thing," the... More »

Ryan Gosling Shames Costco Over Eggs

Retailer should go cage-free, he writes in new letter

(Newser) - Taylor Swift isn't the only celebrity activist of the week. Ryan Gosling, moved by a Humane Society investigation that found gruesome mistreatment of chickens at one of Costco's big egg suppliers, has written a letter to Costco's CEO asking the chain to start selling only cage-free eggs,... More »

Woman Denied the Chance to Carry Her Grandchild

Court rules UK mother can't use dead daughter's eggs

(Newser) - When a UK woman was diagnosed with bowel cancer at age 23, her parents say there was one thing she wanted if she didn't survive: to have her mom carry her babies . But the High Court in London has dashed that dream after ruling that the fertilized eggs of... More »

Supermarket Chain Now Rationing Eggs

Fast-food breakfast hours also take a hit from egg shortage

(Newser) - Supermarket chain H-E-B says it's committed to ensuring "families and households have access to eggs"—and that's why you can't buy more than three cartons at a time in its Texas stores. The chain has introduced egg rationing amid an outbreak of avian flu that... More »

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