Barbara J King

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When Plants, Not Meat, Come First

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.

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When 'Whole-Family' Cemeteries Include Our Pets

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Some cemeteries allow "green" burials with pets, a tradition that extends back millennia into prehistory, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.

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Dizzying New Evidence In Human Evolution Provokes Debates

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.

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Is It Time For The Cowboy Monkey Rodeo To Go Extinct?

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.

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Climate Change And Shifts In The Migration Patterns Of Birds

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.

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For Earth Day, Learn About Local Science

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.

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Should Ethical Eaters Unite Around A Goal To Eat Fewer Animals?

Thursday, April 13, 2017

There can be wisdom in uniting around ethical eating, rather than fighting about how many animal products we consume, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.

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Adoption Of Bow Use In Ancient Hunting May Have Set Off Societal Changes

Thursday, April 06, 2017

When our ancestors adopted the bow, the profile of who hunted for game may have changed dramatically, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.

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Could 'No Kill' For Shelter Cats And Dogs Be Policy By 2025?

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Socializing newborn kittens and reframing the reputation of pit bull dogs is key to a new animal initiative aimed at saving 90 percent of animals in U.S. shelters, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.

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A Cultural Moment For Polyamory

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Polyamory is sometimes called consensual non-monogamy, but anthropologist Barbara J. King found out it's more complicated than that.

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A Look At The Personalities On Our Plates

Thursday, March 16, 2017

In her new book, anthropologist and NPR commentator Barbara J. King takes a look at how "food animals" think and feel — and what that means for us.

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Does A Pregnant Giraffe Deserve Privacy?

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Are you one of the thousands watching online for expectant mother April the giraffe to give birth? Anthropologist Barbara J. King considers the ethics of livestreamed animal behavior.

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Prehistoric Aurochs Image Opens Up A New View Of Human Evolution

Monday, February 27, 2017

Engraving an aurochs image on limestone 38,000 years ago, an artist left behind fascinating clues about early modern-human life, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.

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Doctor's Book Presents The Case Against 'Dairy Crack'

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Physician Neal Barnard argues that cheese is unhealthy and addictive. Anthropologist Barbara J. King takes a look at Barnard's provocative new book.

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Pet-Directed Speech May Convey Intentions In Subtle Ways

Thursday, February 16, 2017

In using pet-directed speech — similar to how some moms talk to babies — with our dogs, we may aim to optimize communication of our intentions and emotions, explains anthropologist Barbara J. King.

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Reflections On An Afternoon At The African-American Museum

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Barbara J. King says the legacy of slavery and resistance came alive in her visit — and that she was acutely aware that for some, a visit would be rooted in experiences she could never truly fathom.

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A New View Into The Primate Birthing Process

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Anthropologist Barbara J. King talks with scientists who looked at the differences in the birthing processes of experienced and first-time monkey mothers — and how they compare with human births.

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The Science Of Gender: No, Men Aren't From Mars And Women From Venus

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Testosterone-fueled men are more into sex and risk-taking than women, right? The science of gender, says anthropologist Barbara J. King, shows it's way more complicated than that.

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Fact Check: Science And The Trump Administration

Sunday, January 22, 2017

How good is the Trump-Pence administration's knowledge of, and engagement with, science? Anthropologist Barbara J. King offers a reality check.

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How Smart Are Horses?

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Researchers have shown that horses communicate flexibly with human caretakers depending on what specific knowledge those humans have — or lack. That's a big deal, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.

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