Barbara J King appears in the following:
Thursday, July 02, 2015
Unusual clusters of great white sharks are occurring just off a California beach where anthropologist Barbara J. King recently spent time, leading her to reflect on how much of nature is unseen by us.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
A new book delves deeply, and emotionally, into the intelligence of octopuses. Giving it a rave review, anthropologist Barbara J. King says it may be time to offer captive octopuses their freedom.
Friday, June 19, 2015
Does it matter if Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia thinks humanity is 5,000 years old — as he noted in a commencement address? Anthropologist Barbara J. King thinks so.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Coloring for adults is an activity surging in popularity. Commentator Barbara J. King discovers that coloring engages her senses, even easing, a bit, her grief at the loss of a parent.
Friday, June 05, 2015
Last week, a group from Cleveland announced they found a new human ancestor. Anthropologist Barbara J. King looks at the pros and cons of calling a fossil hominid a new biological species.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Anthropologist Barbara J. King spends a morning with an octopus in an effort to find out how to make life better for sentient, smart creatures on public view.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Anthropologist Barbara J. King interviews Harvard University's Susan Greenhalgh, author of the new Fat-Talk Nation, who says one surprise is that compliments on weight loss may do more harm than good.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Amid recent public discourse on animal welfare, anthropologist Barbara J. King explores the role that science plays in how we think about, and treat, animals.
Thursday, May 07, 2015
Animal images painted 35,000 years ago at France's Chauvet Cave can now be seen in replica. Anthropologist Barbara J. King says this is much more than "fake" art.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Is it finally time to recognize that women are biologically superior to men? Anthropologist Barbara J. King says that suggestion hurts more than it helps.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
If you want your young children active and independent outdoors, anthropologist Barbara J. King says free-range parenting may be right for you.
Thursday, April 02, 2015
Dolphins in Shark Bay, Australia, cooperate to herd females in ways that anthropologist Barbara J. King says are unusually complex. Related research may shed light on the evolution of our own brains.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Need a dose of courage? Anthropologist Barbara J. King says we may all be inspired by this gibbon's crossing of a suspension bridge in her new home.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Anthropologist Barbara J. King reviews a new book that suggests domesticating the wolf gave early modern humans an extra edge in hunting that pushed Neanderthals to extinction.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Anthropologist Barbara J. King takes a look at a new paper supporting the snake-detection theory, a set of hypotheses suggesting we owe certain features of our evolution to the risks posed by snakes.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
More people are moving toward a plant-based diet, for a variety of reasons. Anthropologist Barbara J. King asks three animal activists what this might mean for animals — and the world.
Thursday, March 05, 2015
Famous already for epic snowstorms, winter 2015 isn't done with us yet. Anthropologist Barbara J. King says she found much-needed calm in this film of Japanese snow monkeys coping with winter.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Threats to physical and emotional well-being often assail women who publicly avow their feminism, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Our lives are now so noisy that we're at risk of shutting out nature's beautiful sounds, a new study shows. Anthropologist Barbara J. King invites us to be still and listen to the world.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Sometimes our loved ones who suffer from dementia surprise us — and teach us new lessons, as commentator Barbara J. King found out this week.