The Incredible, Inedible Egg

The process of ovulation has been for the first time — if you can believe that — caught on film. Jacques Donnez of the Catholic University of Louvain in Brussels was about to perform a partial hysterectomy on a patient and captured her ovulation on film, a process that took approximately 15 minutes. Scientists used to think it happened much more quickly. While it isn't the biggest leap in the world for science, the pictures (which you can see if you click the egg) are simultaneously awesome and icky. [New Scientist, picture by the Loomlady]

The Incredible, Inedible Egg