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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
From real-life, seaweed-carrying dolphins to fictional singing seahorses, animals in these new books can excite the mind, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Gorilla naturalist? Barbara J. King suggests watching this young male gorilla in the Virunga Mountains during his close-up encounter with a baby owl.
Monday, November 13, 2017
Tiny filler words in human rapid-fire conversation hold the key to understanding how language is unique, according to a new book. But anthropologist Barbara J. King raises some questions.
Thursday, November 09, 2017
Students in this "Living Deliberately"' class embrace asceticism and challenge stereotypes of college kids who can't put down their cellphones, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Animals are depicted in rock art in more than 100 countries, not just in the famous "painted caves" of Europe. Barbara J. King talks to an archaeologist with a global view of human meaning-making.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Robots are getting lots of bad press lately, but there is also positive news on robot-human relating to be found, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
We schedule our work and leisure dates, why not the birth dates of our babies? Anthropologist Barbara J. King looks at this trend in evolutionary perspective.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Reducing dogs' and cats' stress levels at the vet is getting a big push in a new movement within veterinary medicine, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Can anthropology help us think skeptically about DNA ancestry testing? Barbara J. King interviews anthropologist and author Jonathan Marks about racism in science.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
New memoirs by Roxane Gay, Nina Riggs, and Hida Viloria bring layers of meaning to scientific facts about our bodies, our health and our genders, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Could the condor in this video that went viral be expressing affection or, even, gratitude? Anthropologist Barbara J. King explores what's really happening.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Fresh thinking about primates' attention to fire points to a gradual evolution of fire-making skills, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Thursday, June 08, 2017
Think twice before crushing that spider that startles you. Its little brain may be up to some pretty fascinating things, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Thursday, June 01, 2017
Are they — or aren't they — spiritual beings? The question is back in the news, as the author of a study discusses findings and possibilities with anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
When reducetarians meet, they eat plants and talk community, says anthropologist Barbara J. King. She reflects on taking part in the first Reducetarian Summit.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Some cemeteries allow "green" burials with pets, a tradition that extends back millennia into prehistory, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
From new discoveries in human evolution in South Africa and California emerge fierce and welcome scientific debates, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Thursday, May 04, 2017
As Minor League Baseball teams take the field this summer, cowboy monkey rodeos shouldn't be invited along as "entertainment," says anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Anthropologist Barbara J. King explores links between global warming and migratory bird behavior as new research on white storks reveals some are wintering closer to home.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
When anthropologist Barbara J. King went in search of science taking place near her home for Earth Day, she met a shark called Fred and otters named Moe and Molly.