Barbara J King

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Babies And Bankers' Hours: A Shift In U.S. Birth Patterns

Thursday, July 20, 2017

We schedule our work and leisure dates, why not the birth dates of our babies? Anthropologist Barbara J. King looks at this trend in evolutionary perspective.


Clinics Aim For Fear-Free Vet Visits For Nervous Pets

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Reducing dogs' and cats' stress levels at the vet is getting a big push in a new movement within veterinary medicine, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.


Why You Should Think Twice About Those DNA-By-Mail Results

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Can anthropology help us think skeptically about DNA ancestry testing? Barbara J. King interviews anthropologist and author Jonathan Marks about racism in science.


A Powerful Intersection: Pairing Memoir And Science Writing

Thursday, June 29, 2017

New memoirs by Roxane Gay, Nina Riggs, and Hida Viloria bring layers of meaning to scientific facts about our bodies, our health and our genders, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.


Video: What Is This Wild Condor Doing?

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Could the condor in this video that went viral be expressing affection or, even, gratitude? Anthropologist Barbara J. King explores what's really happening.


What Are Our Best Clues To The Evolution Of Fire-Making?

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Fresh thinking about primates' attention to fire points to a gradual evolution of fire-making skills, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.


What Goes On In The Minds Of Spiders?

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Think twice before crushing that spider that startles you. Its little brain may be up to some pretty fascinating things, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.


A Twist In Discussions Of Chimpanzee Spirituality

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Are they — or aren't they — spiritual beings? The question is back in the news, as the author of a study discusses findings and possibilities with anthropologist Barbara J. King.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.