Barbara J King

Barbara J King appears in the following:

Ducks Do It Differently, And Science Wants You To Know About It

Thursday, July 10, 2014

How should scientists respond to attacks painting their research as silly and wasteful? Commentator Barbara J. King talks with researchers who say its time to stand up for the value of basic science.


Tropical Beach Is No Paradise For Stray Dogs

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Puerto Rico is home to a large number of stray dogs. Commentator Barbara J. King clues us in to the problem.


Outliving Our Pets: A Tribute To Pilar

Thursday, June 26, 2014

We love, and often outlive, our pets. Barbara J. King said goodbye to a beloved friend this week and finds solace in a novel about time, Einstein's Dreams.


A Fresh Cry Of Pain: Fat-Shaming In Science

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Fat-shaming is prevalent in our society and is often expressed toward women. Anthropologist Barbara J. King takes note of a recent example being talked about in the world of science.


To Fight Campus Rape, Culture Must Change

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Sexual violence against women on college campuses has been a difficult problem to both acknowledge and solve. Two new proposals bring hope, says commentator Barbara J. King.


The Girl Who Was Raised By Monkeys?

Sunday, June 08, 2014

It's a captivating story: A young girl is abandoned deep in the forest and survives for years with only the help of monkeys. But can it be believed? Anthropologist Barbara J. King has her doubts.


Coming Soon: A Summer Of Ugly Fruits And Vegetables

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Set your summer table with bruised fruits and vegetables: Anthropologist Barbara J. King takes note of Europe's ugly-food movement.


The Cows Did What?

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Primates may get most of the kudos for animal smarts, but farm animals are clever and curious, too. Anthropologist Barbara J. King shares a couple of video clips showing bovine inquisitiveness.


Have $32,840 To Spare? Enjoy Your Flight

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Extreme-luxury travel costs sums few of us can afford, and, says anthropologist Barbara King, invites us all to reflect on how the global economy works and our own role in it.


Mars Offers Humanity A Do-Over

Thursday, May 08, 2014

If projects to colonize Mars succeed, how will these new communities be run? Barbara J. King says they represent an opportunity to fashion a more egalitarian way of life than we have on Earth.


Fighting To Save The Forest: Interview With A Yanomami Shaman

Thursday, May 01, 2014

On a visit to the United States, Yanomami shaman Davi Kopenawa spoke with anthropologist Barbara J. King about how the knowledge of indigenous peoples may help save our forests.


Rare Observations Appear To Show Marmoset Grief In The Wild

Sunday, April 27, 2014

A monkey falls from a tree in Brazil; her male partner offers comfort as she dies. Anthropologist Barbara King says a new paper detailing the incident opens our eyes to the reality of animal emotions.


How Do We Explain The Evolution Of Religion?

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.


Why Do 202,586 People Want To Leave Our Planet For Mars?

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.


The Joys And Ethics Of Insect Eating

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.


Happy 80th Birthday, Jane Goodall

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.


Digging Into The Roots Of Gender Differences

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?


The Astronaut Who Went On Strike

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.


When Art Is Queer

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.


Did Humans Evolve On The Savanna? The Debate Heats Up

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.