Barbara J King

Barbara J King appears in the following:

The Role Of Science In A Push For Animal Liberation

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.


France's 'New' Prehistoric Cave Art: The Real Thing?

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.


Is It Sexist To Say That Women Are Superior To Men?

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.


Ready To Try Some Free-Range Parenting?

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.


Male Dolphins Form Complex Alliances When Aiming To Control Females

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.


This Gibbon Knows Life's A Balancing Act

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.


What Drove Neanderthals To Extinction? Maybe Us.

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.


We May Have Snakes To Thank For Our Acute Vision

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.


Does Being Vegan Really Help Animals?

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.


Winter Zen: Taking A Cue From Snow Monkeys

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.

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A Toxic Stew: Risks To Women Of Public Feminism

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Threats to physical and emotional well-being often assail women who publicly avow their feminism, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.


Can You Hear Nature's Sounds?

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.


A Valentine For People Living With Dementia

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.


Fossil Provides Evidence Of Early Human Migration To Europe

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Humans evolved in Africa. How and when did we migrate from our ancestral home to Europe? Anthropologist Barbara J. King explains new fossil evidence from Israel.


Plight Of Baby Lab Monkeys Reaches Congress

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Experiments that separate newborn baby monkeys from their mothers came under scrutiny this week on Capitol Hill. Anthropologist Barbara J. King was among those who testified.


Mind Your Moods, Cat Owners

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Barbara J. King says much is made of how attuned dogs are to humans — but new research shows that cats, too, check out our faces and voices closely when put in unfamiliar or worrisome situations.

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What's Right About A 6-Year-Old Who Breast-Feeds

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A UK woman's breastfeeding of her school-aged daughter has caused a furor. Anthropologist Barbara J. King tells us why everyone should calm down — and why prolonged breastfeeding can be beneficial.


My 'Word Of 2014': Privilege

Thursday, January 08, 2015

The word "privilege" was invoked a great deal in our national discourse last year. It's a word that invites us to listen and learn, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.


Reflecting On The Year In Animals

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Commentator Barbara J. King looks back at animals in the news this past year — and offers her top five animal videos of 2014, including altruistic tortoises, playful fish and happy hens.


Evidence That Chimpanzee Moms Can Be Sneaky, Too

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Maternal love among chimpanzees is abundant, says commentator Barbara J. King. But things can take an unexpected turn, as in this short video when a mom covets her son's nut-cracking tools.