Barbara J King appears in the following:
Thursday, October 27, 2016
A songbird, trapped in an airport, gets cute and playful; cue the inevitable video shares. But what are we missing, asks anthropologist Barbara J. King?
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Anthropologists have nailed down evidence that termite-fishing chimpanzees teach their kids — meeting the scientific criteria — and that's big news, says commentator Barbara J. King.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
What lies beneath our feet or the ocean's waves? Anthropologist Barbara J. King says a new book will inspire children — and adults, too — to learn more about the science of our planet and our oceans.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
A new book — and an extraordinary backlash to it — has put poison, predator cats and at-risk wildlife front and center, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Do we really need to unplug to ensure the most satisfying vacations? Anthropologist Barbara J. King returns from Yellowstone National Park with a qualified "no."
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Can't see The Boss in concert? Pick up his new memoir, which begins with 7-year-old Springsteen watching Elvis on TV. From $3-a-night shows to swooning stadiums, it's a wild and well-written ride.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Unless you have seen a garden of poisonous plants, a shrine to insects, or the bones of 1,000 ancient whales, you have more traveling to do, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Thursday, September 08, 2016
Evolution denial doesn't always spring from religion. Anthropologist Barbara J. King explains why Tom Wolfe's new book on speech requires careful scrutiny.
Thursday, September 01, 2016
If you're afraid of spiders, would you try a three-hour virtual reality app designed to reduce your fear? Anthropologist Barbara J. King takes a look at a new program called Itsy.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Dog videos on the Internet are fun to discuss and debate — and sometimes, notes anthropologist Barbara J. King, they clue us in to what might be happening in canine minds.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
What makes for "authentic" barbecue and bacon? Barbara J. King looks at the anthropology — and the ethics — of pastured pigs.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Creationists and scientists alike responded in droves to a commentary by Barbara J. King that stated there's no controversy about teaching evolution. The author takes a look at the heat and the light.
Thursday, August 04, 2016
Chosen four decades ago for a sign language research project, gorilla Koko remains caught between ape and human worlds. Barbara J. King takes a look at her life as seen in a new documentary.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
As young-Earth creationism and its "humans and dinosaurs co-existed" discourse continues to be popular, anthropologist Barbara J. King takes a look at how to help kids understand evolution.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Can a field biologist who hunts and an animal activist who doesn't have a productive conversation about hunting? Anthropologist Barbara J. King decided to find out.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Do you really want to visit parks and monuments this summer with your eyes on an augmented reality game on your smartphone? Barbara J. King says the answer is "yes" — with some qualifications.
Thursday, July 07, 2016
If hyper-arousal is a normal state for many children, how can we help our kids learn to be genuinely calm? Anthropologist Barbara J. King explores a new book on self-regulation.
Friday, June 24, 2016
Are zoos really effective at education and conservation? Anthropologist Barbara J. King offers her top reasons why it's time to rethink the role of zoos.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Barbara J. King talks with 13.7's own Marcelo Gleiser about his new book, in which he addresses his view of spirituality — one that doesn't invoke "the existence of supernatural spirits."
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Picture many thousands of mice let loose on a Massachusetts island in an effort to fight Lyme disease. Anthropologist Barbara J. King looks at the ethics, and possible effects, of this prospect.