Barbara J King appears in the following:
Friday, April 18, 2014
In a new paper, biologists suggest that religion evolved in our prehistoric past through processes by which serving one's family and larger social group become synonymous with serving God.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
A Dutch organization called Mars One plans to establish a human colony on Mars by 2025. Anthropologist Barbara J. King wonders what it takes to leave your loved ones behind for the Red Planet.
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Revisiting the topic of eating insects, anthropologist Barbara J. King samples some cricket cookies and interviews the founder of Little Herds, a nonprofit dedicated to entomophagy.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Our understanding of chimpanzees, and of ourselves, has been changed in spectacular ways by Jane Goodall's work. Next week Goodall will turn 80; let's send her a message of thanks and congratulations.
Friday, March 21, 2014
When girls act differently from boys, both biological and cultural factors may be at work. But which is primary, and can research on chimpanzees shed light on the answer?
Friday, March 14, 2014
In the story of astronaut William Pogue's quest for more contemplative time in space, commentator Barbara J. King finds inspiration for everyday life here on Earth.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Is there such a thing as gay art? Commentator Barbara J. King visited an exhibit in New York this week called "Queer Threads" and says she learned a lot about human connectivity and community.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
"After our primate cousins came down out of the trees, humans evolved on the savanna." You've heard that idea before, but is it true? The debate heats up — way up.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Many members of the 13.7 community have asked for news of blogger Barbara J. King's health. The news is here and it is good!
Thursday, February 27, 2014
It can be exasperating, when life throws a little unfairness your way. When that happens to commentator Barbara J. King, she watches this video featuring an experiment with two monkeys. It helps.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Anxiety seems uniquely human, doesn't it? It's that ability to imagine the worst, the danger lurking in every uncertain outcome. Commentator Barbara King says we are not alone in these feelings.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Ancient footprints discovered in Britain show that five individuals of mixed ages took a stroll together 800,000 years ago. Commentator Barbara J. King asks whether it's scientifically credible to consider these individuals a family.
Thursday, February 06, 2014
As the Winter Olympics begin in Sochi, Russia, commentator Barbara J. King suggests that we can combine attention to issues of gay rights and animal welfare with full-out enjoyment of the skill and dedication shown by the athletes in competition.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Earning power, leadership in corporate America and fame are primary measures of American success, according to an op-ed just published by Amy Chua and Jeb Rubenfeld. Contesting this definition, commentator Barbara J. King suggests some other criteria we should consider.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
The intelligence of chickens is increasingly recognized as formidable. Commentator Barbara J. King takes this lesson to heart after repeatedly watching a 30-second video starring two savvy hens and then talking to a chicken expert about the clip.
Friday, January 17, 2014
Insect-eating is catching on with some in the United States. But it's everyday behavior in many other cultures. Commentator Barbara J. King wonders how meat eaters and vegetarians in the U.S. react to dishes with grasshoppers and katydids as key ingredients.
Monday, January 13, 2014
A permit to kill an endangered black rhino in Africa sold for $350,000 at auction. Commentator Barbara J. King says we should look for ways other than charity hunts to support wildlife conservation.
Thursday, January 09, 2014
Are you walking enough for good health? Commentator Barbara J. King knows she isn't. But fresh research into the walking patterns of humans is motivating her to get out and walk more in 2014.
Sunday, December 22, 2013
The artist Simon Beck creates outsize and beautiful patterns in the snow by walking many miles on snowshoes.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Cows and dogs, a dolphin and a sea turtle: Come join with commentator Barbara J. King as she counts down four of her favorite animal rescues from 2013.