To boost their odds of survival in unpredictable habitats, birds known as "brood parasites" hedge their bets by spreading eggs across other birds' nests.
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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.
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One enzyme may determine whether human development starts correctly. The discovery could help explain why some fertilization fails.
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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.
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Two species of poison frogs from distant parts of the world both feed their young unfertilized, toxin-laced eggs. New research uncovers why.
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Asian tiger mosquitoes are pushing their geographical limits by laying eggs that don't hatch right away.
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