“Gross Appearance of Turkey Cloacae” [research study]

Turkeys are not much celebrated for their beauty. This study exemplifies that non-celebration: “Gross Appearance of Turkey Cloacae Before and After Single or Multiple Manual Semen Collections,” M.R. Bakst and H.C. Cecil, Poultry Science, vol. 62, no. 4, April 1, 1983, pp. 683-9. The authors explain: “The gross appearance of the turkey cloaca was examined […]

Election Reminder: Looks Might Matter

As elections near in the USA and elsewhere, it’s time to give a look to the looks of the politicians who will be angling for attention: “Why Do Better-Looking Members of Congress Receive More Television Coverage?” Israel Waismel-Manora and Yariv Tsfati, Political Communication, Volume 28, Issue 4, 2011. The authors, at the Universityof Haifa, Israel, […]

Is Vulvar Vulgar? Whither, (withered?) and when

Vulvas get a good look in this soon-to-be-published study: “Interest in Cosmetic Vulvar Surgery and Perception of Vulvar Appearance,” Ladin A. Yurteri-Kaplan, Danielle D. Antosh, Andrew I. Sokol, Amy J. Park, Robert E. Gutman, Sheryl A. Kingsberg, Cheryl B. Iglesia [pictured here], in press at American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. The authors are variously at Georgetown […]