Well, if you were ever wondering what the exact science behind the perfect hard or soft boiled egg, look no further. SeriousEats has done the work for you. They've also gone so far as to provide us with the exact times to produce the most perfect eggs possible. And since soft boiled eggs are my breakfast of choice during the week, this article nearly brought a tear to my eye. The picture above, my friends, is borderline genius. Solid whites and silky yolks.