Barbara J King appears in the following:
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Can a field biologist who hunts and an animal activist who doesn't have a productive conversation about hunting? Anthropologist Barbara J. King decided to find out.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Do you really want to visit parks and monuments this summer with your eyes on an augmented reality game on your smartphone? Barbara J. King says the answer is "yes" — with some qualifications.
Thursday, July 07, 2016
If hyper-arousal is a normal state for many children, how can we help our kids learn to be genuinely calm? Anthropologist Barbara J. King explores a new book on self-regulation.
Friday, June 24, 2016
Are zoos really effective at education and conservation? Anthropologist Barbara J. King offers her top reasons why it's time to rethink the role of zoos.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Barbara J. King talks with 13.7's own Marcelo Gleiser about his new book, in which he addresses his view of spirituality — one that doesn't invoke "the existence of supernatural spirits."
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Picture many thousands of mice let loose on a Massachusetts island in an effort to fight Lyme disease. Anthropologist Barbara J. King looks at the ethics, and possible effects, of this prospect.
Friday, June 03, 2016
With two weeks to go until Finding Dory — the sequel to Finding Nemo -- hits theaters, there's good reason to worry about the fate of the Pacific blue tang fish, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Anthropologist Barbara J. King says the Harambe conversation should move away from a discourse of shaming to one looking at hard questions about confining sentient animals to zoos in the first place.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
The best thing we can do for wildlife this summer, says anthropologist Barbara J. King, is to back off while visiting the wild lands where they live.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
It's all well and good to cut down on eating animals, but aren't our bodies designed to require meat in our diets? Anthropologist Barbara J. King takes a look at a new book saying the answer is "no."
Thursday, May 12, 2016
College teachers are often stressed and demoralized, says anthropologist Barbara J. King, and a new book on the corporate university provides startling answers as to why.
Thursday, May 05, 2016
We love our dogs, cats and bunnies, sure. But are we fooling ourselves in thinking that pet-keeping is good for animals? Anthropologist Barbara J. King takes a look at a bioethicist's new book.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
That adorable lemur video going around? Think twice before sharing — or share with an explanation of why it's not-so-cute after all, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Scientists are divided over whether swimming with, and studying the communication of, free-ranging whales through free diving is good science, following good ethics, says Barbara J. King.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
It's time to move beyond models of human behavior centered in genes and natural selection, says anthropologist Barbara J. King, who takes a look at a new paper on the topic.
Thursday, April 07, 2016
Termites and crickets may be delicious, but does eating them help change our food system in positive ways? Anthropologist Barbara J. King takes a look at the new film Bugs.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
When snorkelers in Thailand rescued a porcupinefish earlier this month, their film captured the fish's loyal companion, too. Barbara J. King takes a look at what appears to be a chummy relationship.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Anthropologist Barbara J. King checks out a new project that will offer fetal-position, tree-topped burials in underground pods.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Has the slicing-meat hypothesis overturned the idea that cooking made us human? Anthropologist Barbara J. King says a comparison of the two explanations makes for some exciting science.
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Life close to the land is filmed with love in The Seer: A Portrait of Wendell Berry, a documentary about the writer and activist premiering today at SXSW. Anthropologist Barbara J. King takes a look.