Barbara J King appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.