Scientists Have Discovered How to Unboil an Egg and It Could Help Cure Cancer

This new procedure reverts a hard-boiled egg into its pre-cooked state.

A group of scientists out of UC Irvine have figured out how to unboil the whites of a hard-boiled egg. Previously thought to be impossible, the procedure has huge significance for the field of cancer research.

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The proteins in egg whites change in structure when they’re boiled, a process once thought to be irreversable. Now, a process that involves separating the whites from the yolks and dissolving them in urea before placing them in a vortex fluid machine that spins super fast and restores them to their original state, has changed everything.

Proteins are crucial to cancer research. Unfortunately, scientists often have trouble with the molecules rearranging into the wrong formations and turning into a gummy consistency that clogs up equipment. This new discovery will make work in the lab much more efficient.

Maybe we’ll get some bizarr-o culinary techniques out of this, too. Deconstructed de-hard boiled egg with a size of re-rawed avocado for brunch, anyone?


Seventy-five years ago, on January 27, 1945, the Soviet Army liberated the Auschwitz concentration camp operated by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland.

Auschwitz was the deadliest of Nazi Germany's 20 concentration camps. From 1940 to 1945 of the 1.3 million prisoners sent to Auschwitz, 1.1 million died. That figure includes 960,000 Jews, 74,000 non-Jewish Poles, 21,000 Roma, 15,000 Soviet prisoners of war, and up to 15,000 other Europeans.

The vast majority of the inmates were murdered in the gas chambers while others died of starvation, disease, exhaustion, and executions.

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The phrase "stay in your lane" is usually lobbed at celebrities who talk about politics on Twitter by people who disagree with them. People in the sports world will often get a "stick to sports" when they try to have an opinion that lies outside of the field of play.

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In a move that feels like the subject line of a spam email or the premise of a bad '80s movie, online shopping mogul Yusaku Maezawa is giving away money as a social experiment.

Maezawa will give ¥1 million yen ($9,130) to 1,000 followers who retweeted his January 1st post announcing the giveaway. The deadline to retweet was Tuesday, January 7.

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