The Future is Now: Machine Learning Approach for Muscovy Duck Semen

One hundred years ago this study, had it existed, might have been regarded as science fiction: “Machine Learning Approach for Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata) Semen Quality Assessment,” Desislava Abadjieva, Boyko Georgiev, Vasko Gerzilov, Ilka Tsvetkova, Paulina Taushanova, Krassimira Todorova, and Soren Hayrabedyan, Animals, vol. 13, no. 10, 2023, article 1596.

Effects of Cashew Gum and Nanoparticles on Cooled Stallion Semen

The number of published research studies about the effects of cashew gum and nanoparticles on cooled stallion semen has increased by one, with the arrival of this new study: “Effects of Cashew Gum and Nanoparticles on Cooled Stallion Semen,” Kahynna Cavalcante Loureiro, Isabel Bezerra Lima-Verde, Anders Johannisson, Theodoros Ntallaris, Alessandro Jager, Petr Štěpánek, Marcelo da […]

“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 […]

“Symmetry-breaking phase transitions in highly concentrated semen” [study]

Non-scientists can introduce themselves to the concept of symmetry-breaking by reading this newly published study by Creppy and colleagues: “Symmetry-breaking phase transitions in highly concentrated semen,” Adama Creppy, Franck Plouraboué, Olivier Praud, Xavier Druart, Sébastien Cazin, Hui Yu, Pierre Degond, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, epub October 12, 2016. The authors write: Depositing fresh […]

A medical study the entire family can enjoy

This is a medical study the entire family can enjoy, one way and another: “Effect of maternal coffee, smoking and drinking behavior on adult son’s semen quality,” P.M. Cirillo, B.A. Cohn, N.Y. Krigbaum, M. Lee, C. Brazil, and Pam Factor-Litvak [pictured here], Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, vol. 2, no. 6, 2011, pp.  375-386. […]

Natural Harvest — A Collection of Semen-Based Recipes

Investigator Ivan Oransky recommends—or rather, recommends being aware of — this book Natural Harvest — A Collection of Semen-Based Recipes, by Fotie Photenhauer. The publisher (the book appears to be self-published) says: “Semen is not only nutritious, but it also has a wonderful texture and amazing cooking properties. Like fine wine and cheeses, the taste of […]

Provocative cell phone & semen study

A group of researchers at Medical University of Graz, Austria and Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada invite you to consider cell phones and semen. You may be dubious about claims that cell phones cause cancer and various other ills. In that you would be in broad company — nearly all of the scientists who carefully looked […]