In risky times, parasitic birds lay eggs in more baskets

To boost their odds of survival in unpredictable habitats, birds known as "brood parasites" hedge their bets by spreading eggs across other birds' nests.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL • futurity
Aug. 31, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: conservation birds eggs parasites science-and-technology

Antarctic sea lizard laid mystery fossil named ‘The Thing’

"It is from an animal the size of a large dinosaur, but it is completely unlike a dinosaur egg."

Monica Kortsha-Texas • futurity
June 22, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: dinosaurs fossils eggs antarctica oceans lizards science-and-technology

The first dinosaur eggs were soft and leathery

Upending decades of conventional wisdom, researchers have found evidence that the very first dinosaur eggs didn't have hard shells.

Jim Shelton-Yale • futurity
June 18, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: dinosaurs fossils eggs science-and-technology

Coating made from eggs protects fresh produce

A coating made from eggs that would otherwise be headed to landfills can keep produce fresher for longer. It's also edible or easily washed off.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
June 4, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: sustainability food eggs fruit vegetables science-and-technology coatings

1 enzyme is key for successful fertilization

One enzyme may determine whether human development starts correctly. The discovery could help explain why some fertilization fails.

Mathias Traczyk-Copenhagen • futurity
April 3, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: genes enzymes eggs fetus health-and-medicine sperm fertilization

Eggshells indicate dinosaurs were warm-blooded

Were dinosaurs warm- or cold-blooded? New research may end the debate with an answer from dinosaur eggshells.

Jim Shelton-Yale • futurity
Feb. 18, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: dinosaurs fossils eggs temperature featured science-and-technology

Fresh eggs for IVF offer slightly better birth outcomes

New research suggests a slight advantage to using fresh donor eggs for in-vitro fertilization (IVF), although that's one factor among many for consideration.

Sarah Avery-Duke • futurity
Feb. 7, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: reproduction pregnancy eggs birth health-and-medicine in-vitro-fertilization

Little Devil frogs feed their babies poison eggs for good reason

Two species of poison frogs from distant parts of the world both feed their young unfertilized, toxin-laced eggs. New research uncovers why.

Ker Than-Stanford • futurity
Nov. 22, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: evolution mothers frogs eggs toxins science-and-technology

Scrambled frog eggs reform into cell-like structures

"If you blend a computer, you'd end up with tiny bits of computer.... But, lo and behold, the cytoplasm reorganizes."

Stanford • futurity
Nov. 11, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: frogs eggs cells self-assembly health-and-medicine

Invasive mosquitoes use ‘time-capsule’ eggs to move north

Asian tiger mosquitoes are pushing their geographical limits by laying eggs that don't hatch right away.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL • futurity
Aug. 26, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: insects eggs temperature weather invasive-species science-and-technology mosquitoes

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