Journal shut over boiled-eggs-back-to-raw claim


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Torrents of ridicule have been heaped on Xiezhen Dili, or Pictorial Geography, after it published a paper in March claiming that after training, students with “superpowers” have used “idea and energy transmission” to turn more than 40 boiled eggs back to raw eggs.

Guo Ping, the first author of the paper and director of Chunlin Education, apologized for the incident on Tuesday and said she was sorry that the paper has caused so much trouble.

Pictorial Geography, classified as an academic periodical, published academic thesis without authorization from the state press and publication administrative departments, according to the Press and Publication Bureau of Jilin Province.



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