“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 […]

Coming attraction: Disgust: The Fluid Dynamics of the Gross

Fluid dynamics will swirl, both socially and scientifically, in Portland, Oregon, in November. The annual meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamics will feature a disgust-packed, juicy special session: Session L1: Focus Session – Disgust: The Fluid Dynamics of the Gross Monday, November 21, 2016, 4:30PM L1.00001: A numerical investigation of a simplified human birth […]

Macroscopic Inspection of Ape Feces: Quantification How?

A look at how to take a gross look at the output of apes: “Macroscopic inspection of ape feces: What’s in a quantification method?” Caroline A. Phillips and William C. McGrew, American Journal of Primatology, epub 2014 Jan 30. (Thanks to investigator Gwinyai Masukume for bringing this to our attention.) The authors, at University of […]