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  • Scientists Have Found A Way To Unboil Egg Whites

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    Hannah Keyser
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    It doesn't work as well as a metaphor for how some things in life are irreversible, but scientists have recently mastered a technique for un-cooking egg whites. As an egg goes from raw to boiled, the protein in the egg white changes from liquid, transparent, tightly wound individual clumps to solid, opaque, long tangled strands. To "un-boil" it, scientists would need to liquify the structure and then untangle the protein molecules. Which is exactly what a group of researchers out of UC Irvine have done, publishing their findings in the journal ChemBioChem. First, the team led by Gregory…
  • The Missing Links: Will Buckyballs Blend?

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    Colin Patrick
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Ever wonder what happens when you drop Buckyballs into a blender? Sure you have. Well, wonder no more. Anyone that has seen and enjoyed Birdman might like this. These are the 30 most popular baby names borrowed from foods. These are the moments directly before the moments when animals attack. Tina Fey is producing a new sitcom for Netflix and the trailer is out to give you a first look. This Sunday is the day. The big showdown. No, not the Super Bowl. The Ferrell-Hart lip sync battle. What’s the oldest trick in the book?
  • If you're snowed in, you may be looking for distractions you can enjoy indoors....

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    27 Jan 2015 | 12:31 pm
    If you're snowed in, you may be looking for distractions you can enjoy indoors. We’ve got you covered.12 Web Toys for Your Procrastination Pleasurementalfloss.com
  • 13 Secrets of Amazon Warehouse Employees Amazon workers aren’t...

    mental_floss
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:12 pm
    13 Secrets of Amazon Warehouse Employees Amazon workers aren’t allowed to bring anything with them to the warehouse floor, including cell phones. They arrive empty-handed and leave empty-handed. “If you brought in your phone and you weren’t management, security would confiscate it and at end of night you had to go to security to pick it up,” says Charlee Mided, who worked in a warehouse in Phoenix, Arizona in 2013. “Then you’d get home late. So everyone knows not to do it.”
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  • Scientists Have Found A Way To Unboil Egg Whites

    Hannah Keyser
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    It doesn't work as well as a metaphor for how some things in life are irreversible, but scientists have recently mastered a technique for un-cooking egg whites. As an egg goes from raw to boiled, the protein in the egg white changes from liquid, transparent, tightly wound individual clumps to solid, opaque, long tangled strands. To "un-boil" it, scientists would need to liquify the structure and then untangle the protein molecules. Which is exactly what a group of researchers out of UC Irvine have done, publishing their findings in the journal ChemBioChem. First, the team led by Gregory…
  • The Missing Links: Will Buckyballs Blend?

    Colin Patrick
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Ever wonder what happens when you drop Buckyballs into a blender? Sure you have. Well, wonder no more. Anyone that has seen and enjoyed Birdman might like this. These are the 30 most popular baby names borrowed from foods. These are the moments directly before the moments when animals attack. Tina Fey is producing a new sitcom for Netflix and the trailer is out to give you a first look. This Sunday is the day. The big showdown. No, not the Super Bowl. The Ferrell-Hart lip sync battle. What’s the oldest trick in the book?
  • 15 Facts About 'Before Sunrise'

    Garin Pirnia
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    In 1995, when a baby-faced Jesse (Ethan Hawke) talked a charming French girl named Celine (Julie Delpy) into spending the night meandering through Vienna with him while discussing love and death, the audience had no idea the star-crossed lovers’ 12-hour romance would blossom into almost 20 years and three films. At the end of Sunrise, the couple agrees to meet again at the exact same train station six months later. Would they really reunite? It took nine more years for fans to find out, but Celine, Jesse, and director Richard Linklater rejoined for two more films: 2004’s Before Sunset and…
  • The Stupidest Questions in Super Bowl History

    Bud Shaw
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:12 am
    We're not in the business of predicting Super Bowl winners, but we can guarantee there will be lots of stupid questions asked of the participants.
  • Where Are They Now? Key Players in The O.J. Simpson Trial

    Jennifer M Wood
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Recalling the boldfaced names of the trial of the century, 20 years later
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  • The Missing Links: Will Buckyballs Blend?

    Colin Patrick
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Ever wonder what happens when you drop Buckyballs into a blender? Sure you have. Well, wonder no more. Anyone that has seen and enjoyed Birdman might like this. These are the 30 most popular baby names borrowed from foods. These are the moments directly before the moments when animals attack. Tina Fey is producing a new sitcom for Netflix and the trailer is out to give you a first look. This Sunday is the day. The big showdown. No, not the Super Bowl. The Ferrell-Hart lip sync battle. What’s the oldest trick in the book?
  • 15 Facts About 'Before Sunrise'

    Garin Pirnia
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    In 1995, when a baby-faced Jesse (Ethan Hawke) talked a charming French girl named Celine (Julie Delpy) into spending the night meandering through Vienna with him while discussing love and death, the audience had no idea the star-crossed lovers’ 12-hour romance would blossom into almost 20 years and three films. At the end of Sunrise, the couple agrees to meet again at the exact same train station six months later. Would they really reunite? It took nine more years for fans to find out, but Celine, Jesse, and director Richard Linklater rejoined for two more films: 2004’s Before Sunset and…
  • The Stupidest Questions in Super Bowl History

    Bud Shaw
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:12 am
    We're not in the business of predicting Super Bowl winners, but we can guarantee there will be lots of stupid questions asked of the participants.
  • Where Are They Now? Key Players in The O.J. Simpson Trial

    Jennifer M Wood
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Recalling the boldfaced names of the trial of the century, 20 years later
  • 12 Web Toys to Fill Snowbound Days

    Miss Cellania
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:47 am
    If school’s been cancelled, or you can’t get to work due to weather or road conditions, you may be looking for distractions you can enjoy indoors. We’ve got you covered, with another round of web toys. If the weather is fine, you’ll just have to come up with another excuse to enjoy these pleasures of procrastination. 1. GeekTyper Have you ever imagined yourself in a movie where you have to save the world (or at least solve a crime) by hacking into someone else’s computer network? GeekTyper will facilitate your fantasies. Just select one of the many themes and start typing! Of…
 
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