Barbara J King

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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.


Looking Beyond Notions Of Erotica In Prehistoric Art

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Small statues made by our ancestors 35,000 years ago are often interpreted as sex objects or even pornography. Anthropologist Barbara J. King offers a different perspective.


Still Now, Should Lab Monkeys Be Deprived Of Their Mothers?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Scientists have known for 50 years that taking baby monkeys from their mothers causes them trauma. Commentator Barbara J. King asks why the practice continues today.


The Koan Of The Cat And The Frog

Thursday, September 04, 2014

September offers fresh starts and, sometimes, extra stresses. Commentator Barbara J. King says this one-minute video clip will bring us all back to a place of calm.


Atheists Feel Awe, Too

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Some people of faith claim that the world is meaningless without belief in God or gods or an afterlife. Commentator Barbara J. King says the view of some atheists is mirrored in two recent novels.


Grappling With Trigger Warnings And Trauma On Campus

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Are trigger warnings a good idea when teachers ask students to consider material about emotionally wrenching topics? Anthropologist Barbara J. King says yes — in some cases.


As Ukraine Presses Military Offensive, The Facts Are Fuzzy

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ukraine's army has been gaining ground against pro-Russian separatists. But details are difficult to pin down. They are now trading accusations over an alleged attack against a civilian convoy.


Immersion In Nature, Naturally, Can Be Risky

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Restorative for the spirit, hiking in the wild involves risks. Though commentator Barbara J. King's husband ran into trouble on the trail recently, she says increased public access is not the answer.


Why Are We So Scared Of Ebola?

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Commentator Barbara J. King digs into whether there's merit to fears of contracting the virus in the U.S. — and into humans' natural tendency, under certain circumstances, to panic.


Seeking A Saner Food System, Three Times A Day

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Commentator Barbara J. King says the book Farmageddon offers useful advice on how to take a stand against industrialized animal farming in the fight to forge a better future for our planet.


Who Is Most To Blame For Climate Change?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Climate change is a global problem. Some island nations face the prospect of disappearing beneath rising seas. Barbara J. King is surprised by how the people of the Marshall Islands see their plight.


Ocean Waves As You Have Never Seen Them Before

Thursday, July 17, 2014

It's summer, and inviting waves are breaking on the beach. Through the photographic artistry of Clark Little, Barbara J. King invites you to see shorebreak waves in gorgeous new ways.


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.