Barbara J King appears in the following:
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.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Ecologist, activist and writer Carl Safina reflects on his observations of love and status-striving among wild wolves and discusses animal minds with anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
As a new paper describes the planning skills of a drone-smashing chimpanzee whose video went viral, anthropologist Barbara J. King considers the risks and benefits of drones flying through our world.
Thursday, September 03, 2015
The likelihood that any one of us would be caught up in a mass shooting is low. But anthropologist Barbara J. King asks: Is any one of us left unaffected by gun violence?
Thursday, August 27, 2015
As students return to school, anthropologist Barbara J. King suggests it's time for the rest of us to take a pop quiz designed to measure science literacy in the United States.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Barbara J. King considers a new study that finds rates of affiliation with religious organizations are lower in places with favorable natural amenities and climates than in other places.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Anthropologist Barbara J. King explores how she found her own grief eased after the death of her mother by helping a traumatized cat that had lost its human and animal families.
Thursday, August 06, 2015
Anthropologist Barbara J. King interviews two whale scientists who say the term "culture" shouldn't be reserved for human groups.
Saturday, August 01, 2015
This week, legal cases of athlete Dutee Chand and transgender teen Gavin Grimm put the spotlight on what it means to be a woman. Anthropologist Barbara J. King asks: Who gets to choose one's gender?
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Does it really make sense to feel such outrage for one lion that was killed in Africa? Anthropologist Barbara J. King explains why the answer is "yes."
Thursday, July 23, 2015
The Matrix for spiders? Anthropologist Barbara J. King explores what scientists can learn about invertebrate perception and neurophysiology from chilling then magnetizing jumping spiders.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Are vegan diets good for athletes? Ultrarunners, says anthropologist Barbara J. King, show us the answer is "yes."