Barbara J King appears in the following:
Thursday, February 04, 2016
Virtual reality can be wildly entertaining, but it also can inform us in hard-hitting ways about social justice issues, including those of animals, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
When films capture the method of science, that's when magic happens: It matters more than getting the facts right, says blogger Barbara J. King.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
A charismatic teenage girl from Mongolia inspires this year's Sundance Film Festival. Aisholpan Nurgaiv and her family talk with anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
The idea that atheists cling to their nonbelief despite a sad loss of meaning in their lives is a tired old myth, says anthropologist and atheist Barbara J. King.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Some babies are born at weights considered greater than "normal" for full-term newborns. Anthropologist Barbara J. King explores whether babies can be termed medically obese.
Thursday, January 07, 2016
Do animals "get" that when they mate, babies may result? The science says no, but anthropologist Barbara J. King says we shouldn't discount other evidence for animals' abstract thinking.
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Elephants display a striking ability to hear distant thunderstorms, says anthropologist Barbara J. King. She suggests watching a video that caught some elephants reacting on film.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Archaeological excavations at an ancient synagogue in Israel offer glimpses of first-century Judaism — and maybe Christianity, too, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
What should we make of a video address by a sign-language-using gorilla to participants of the Paris climate conference? Anthropologist Barbara J. King says it's problematic.
Monday, December 07, 2015
Media have reported that the cancer Jimmy Carter has been fighting is "gone." While it's wonderful that he has no detectable cancer in his body, the language used is important, says Barbara J. King.
Thursday, December 03, 2015
What does the world's most famous free solo climber do when he's not on the wall? Anthropologist Barbara J. King talks to Alex Honnold about climbing — and his interest in energy and the environment.
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Animal rescuers deserve our gratitude — from Sumatra to LA — this week and always, says anthropologist Barbara J. King. And, she says, it's easy for all of us to pitch in and become animal rescuers.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Most of us were taught as children that each person is born male or female. As anthropologist Barbara J. King explains, intersex people show us that it's not so simple.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Reports about how your cat "may want to kill you" have been circulating in recent days. Anthropologist and part-time cat wrangler Barbara J. King explains the science behind the claims.
Thursday, November 05, 2015
How do we prepare ourselves to leave a job we've loved? Anthropologist Barbara J. King explains why she chose to tell animal stories as her farewell to academic life.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Anthropologist Barbara J. King explores a new storybook that aims to teach 3- to 7-year-olds about their "grandmother fish" as a way into the concept of evolution.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
A new essay argues we've gone too far in pushing breast-feeding on American mothers. Anthropologist Barbara J. King explores the data on breast-feeding's benefits.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
As a young lion is set to be dissected Thursday for the education of schoolchildren at a Danish zoo, anthropologist Barbara J. King explores differences in zoo policies in the U.S. and Europe.
Thursday, October 08, 2015
Whether humans are apes depends on culturally embedded ways we frame our work in science, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
This week, a lawsuit was filed for copyright ownership for a wild macaque named Naruto, who took the now-famous "monkey selfie." Anthropologist Barbara J. King explores what the outcome could mean.