Barbara J King

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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.


FIFA Begins Meeting After American Lawyer's Angry Resignation

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Soccer's governing body will, among other things, discuss preparations for the 2018 World Cup. But it's the resignation of Michael Garcia over his corruption report that is likely to draw attention.


In Transgender Teen's Fight, Echoes Of Others

Thursday, December 11, 2014

An explosive case in her own rural Virginia community leads anthropologist Barbara J. King to explore the role of local school boards in protecting — and promoting — transgender teens' rights.


Would You Run 3,080 Miles For Science?

Thursday, December 04, 2014

What are the limits of the human body and mind during extreme-endurance racing? Anthropologist Barbara J. King interviews the research director of an upcoming 3,080-mile run across the United States.


On This Thanksgiving, Celebrating The Wild Turkey

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Wild turkeys are smart, curious and sweet animals. But sometimes they bring attitude to encounters with humans, commentator Barbara J. King says.


Can't Sleep? Maybe Thinking About Evolution Will Help

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Anthropologist Barbara J. King says the cross-cultural norm for sleep deviates significantly from the long, uninterrupted night of rest insomniacs may dream about — if they can sleep enough to dream.


Attempting Sex, An Octopus Gets A Surprise

Sunday, November 16, 2014

A brief video clip of a dramatic octopus encounter documents a surprising moment in undersea mating behavior, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.


A Dark Side Of The Focus On Gay Marriage

Thursday, November 06, 2014

As more states embrace gay marriage, might there be hidden costs for gays to such a single-issue emphasis? Anthropologist Barbara J. King takes a provocative look at this question.


Animal Behavior: Two Dogs And An Ice Cream

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Anthropologist Barbara J. King says this short video clip of dogs Daisy and Cooper will brighten your day.


Behind The Scenes: Ethics Of Wolf Wars And Turtle Travels

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Unethical practices are widespread in the making of wildlife films and TV programs, says anthropologist Barbara J. King. She urges viewers to fight back.


Ebola, Outrage And The Killing Of A Dog

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Excalibur, a dog whose owner was diagnosed this week with Ebola, has been euthanized in Spain. Anthropologist Barbara J. King takes a look at the global response, urging compassion for all creatures.


When Dogs, Cats And Rats Come To The Rescue

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Humans haven't cornered the market on heroism. As anthropologist Barbara J. King notes, other animals ranging from dogs and cats to elephant seals and African pouched rats can win our hearts, too.


Can Psychedelics Expand Our Consciousness?

Thursday, October 02, 2014

In his new book, Sam Harris wonders if his daughters will miss something if they don't try mushrooms or LSD as adults. Anthropologist Barbara J. King offers thoughts on this, drugs and enlightenment.


A View Of The Arctic

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Massive sea ice, swimming walruses, a hunting polar bear — this video tour of the high Arctic will refresh your eyes, and your spirit, amid climate policymaking, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.