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August 14, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
A giant Burmese python found in the Florida Everglades has set a record for its size, spanning 17 feet 7 inches, and weighing almost 165 pounds. But it wasn't just the outside that set records: Scientists discovered the python was carrying 87 eggs. Previous records for Burmese pythons captured in the area were 16.8 feet long and 85 eggs, according to the University of Florida. The snake is just the latest evidence of Florida's growing problem with the exotic, highly adaptable species that has a  foothold in Everglades National Park and increasingly threatens native wildlife.
April 7, 2012
The reason this hard-boiling technique works so well is really pretty simple, but it helps to know a little bit about how eggs work. Eggs consist largely of protein — mixed with mostly water in the white, or albumen, and mixed with fat and water in the yolk. When the eggs are raw, the proteins are like strands of yarn curled up in little balls. As the eggs are heated, these strands relax and unfold. As they unfold, they bump into each other and link up. (Fun fact: This is why egg "whites," which are clear when raw, are white when cooked — the unfurled, linked-up proteins block light from passing through.)
July 15, 2010 | By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times
Is it possible to save a generation without breaking any eggs? That's the tricky question the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, FedEx and hundreds of volunteers are beginning to answer this week as they dig up more than 70,000 turtle eggs on the gulf shore and transport them to the oil-free beaches of Cape Canaveral, Fla., where they'll be hatched in a warehouse and released into the ocean. It's one of the most ambitious wildlife nest relocations ever attempted, biologists said, a risky experiment to prevent widespread mortality of five threatened and endangered turtle species.
November 17, 2012
  Total time: About 3 hours over 2 days Servings: 6 to 8 Stuffing "pain perdu" 2 eggs 1/2 cup sour cream (crème fraîche or heavy cream can be substituted) 1/2 cup milk 1 1/2 teaspoons smooth Dijon mustard 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 6 cups leftover stuffing (Pretty much any kind will work. If you do not have enough stuffing left over, dice bread in cubes to make up the volume.) 1. The day before serving the final dish, heat the oven to 350 degrees.
April 21, 2011 | By Kalle Bergman, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Easter in Scandinavia, like many holiday celebrations in this part of the world, is a colorful patchwork of customs, including bits and pieces of a lot of things: Passover, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Easter bunny, cute witches, huge amounts of oranges and the occasional shot of aquavit, all of it combined into what can be described only as an exhilarating and slightly confusing Easter stew. But one thing is clear: Easter in Scandinavia is very much about food. There isn't a single homogeneous Easter food tradition that spans all of Norway, Denmark and Sweden.
May 30, 2012 | By Amy Hubbard
Peter Carl Fabergé, Google doodle recipient, lived a Humpty Dumpty kind of life -- specializing in the delicate and ending with a great fall.  The master goldsmith and jeweler who founded the House of Fabergé was beloved by Russian czars and turned out fantastical baubles and jewel-encrusted gewgaws for the aristocracy. Then came the  Russian Revolution, which destroyed his way of life and spurned what he loved best: objects of exquisite luxury. Fabergé was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1846.  The doodle is celebrating the 166th anniversary of his birth.
April 23, 2014 | By a Times staff writer
A San Clemente man who poured ammonia and rubbed raw eggs on women as part of a “spiritual cleansing” ritual has been convicted of rape and other sexual assault charges and could be sentenced to up to 75 years in prison. Alberto Flores Ramirez, 36, was accused of luring two women to a Santa Ana motel where he performed a “spiritual cleansing” ritual that he said would rid them of their negative energy and improve their loves lives. One of the women sought his help in getting her children safely to California from Mexico, the Orange County district attorney's office said.
March 8, 2014 | By Jon Healey
The individual mandate in the 2010 Affordable Care Act forced the courts to consider anew the limits of Congress' power to regulate the insurance market. Now, a California law governing the size of hens' cages is testing the limit of a state's power to regulate interstate food sales. At issue is a 2010 law that bans the sale of eggs from hens kept in cages that California voters deemed too small in 2008, when they passed Proposition 2. Sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States, the ballot measure requires the state's egg-laying hens, calves raised for veal and pregnant pigs to be housed in a way that allows them to stand up, turn around and extend their limbs fully.
December 6, 1988 | From Reuters
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher announced in Parliament today that she had scrambled eggs for lunch. Britain is in the midst of an egg poisoning scare and Thatcher wants to end it. "After reading carefully statements of the chief medical officer . . . I then decided to have scrambled eggs on toast for lunch--and I enjoyed it," she told the House of Commons.
November 20, 2013 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON -- California's egg law has emerged as a contentious issue in congressional negotiations over a farm bill. The Humane Society has funded a $100,000 ad campaign to defeat federal legislation that would prevent California from requiring that eggs imported into the state be produced under standards that give hens enough room to spread their wings. The Humane Society Legislative Fund is running online ads in the states of nearly a dozen House-Senate negotiators. The ads do not mention the California law but show an image of a shopper in a grocery store and warn that a "dangerous federal overreach" threatens state laws that protect animals and the food supply.
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