Barbara J King appears in the following:
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."
Thursday, July 09, 2015
When you fly, is it all about the cramped cabin? Anthropologist Barbara J. King interviews a pilot whose book reconnects us to the joys of flying through the clouds.
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.