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Okay, I don’t know about you all, but I am just about all talked out regarding interventions, childbirth and childbirth locations. At least for now. We can find something else to scream at each other about next week.

In the spirit of Web Soup’s Palate Cleanser, I present to you…

Newborn. Clouded. Leopard. Cubs.

You’re welcome.

Kate Clancy About the Author: Dr. Kate Clancy is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois. She studies the evolutionary medicine of women’s reproductive physiology, and blogs about her field, the evolution of human behavior and issues for women in science. Find her comment policy here. Follow on Twitter @KateClancy.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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  1. 1. KitchenPantryScientist 8:27 am 08/26/2011

    My kids will love this!

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  2. 2. scicurious 9:21 am 08/26/2011

    Here’s my favorite palate cleanser of the week! http://www.themarysue.com/renaissance-fair-turtle/ You know you want one of your own…

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  3. 3. kclancy 9:48 am 08/26/2011

    I totally want my own turtle now! My pet turtle could carry my laptop, tablet and smartphone instead of knives…

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  4. 4. scicurious 1:47 pm 08/26/2011

    I have decided that mine shall carry a plate of scones on its back and a little barrel full of coffee in its little cart.

    OR, it could carry a glove box and an extra set of pippette tips…decisions, decisions.

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