Barbara J King appears in the following:
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Could the condor in this video that went viral be expressing affection or, even, gratitude? Anthropologist Barbara J. King explores what's really happening.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Fresh thinking about primates' attention to fire points to a gradual evolution of fire-making skills, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Thursday, June 08, 2017
Think twice before crushing that spider that startles you. Its little brain may be up to some pretty fascinating things, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Thursday, June 01, 2017
Are they — or aren't they — spiritual beings? The question is back in the news, as the author of a study discusses findings and possibilities with anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
When reducetarians meet, they eat plants and talk community, says anthropologist Barbara J. King. She reflects on taking part in the first Reducetarian Summit.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Some cemeteries allow "green" burials with pets, a tradition that extends back millennia into prehistory, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
From new discoveries in human evolution in South Africa and California emerge fierce and welcome scientific debates, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Thursday, May 04, 2017
As Minor League Baseball teams take the field this summer, cowboy monkey rodeos shouldn't be invited along as "entertainment," says anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Anthropologist Barbara J. King explores links between global warming and migratory bird behavior as new research on white storks reveals some are wintering closer to home.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
When anthropologist Barbara J. King went in search of science taking place near her home for Earth Day, she met a shark called Fred and otters named Moe and Molly.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
There can be wisdom in uniting around ethical eating, rather than fighting about how many animal products we consume, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Thursday, April 06, 2017
When our ancestors adopted the bow, the profile of who hunted for game may have changed dramatically, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Socializing newborn kittens and reframing the reputation of pit bull dogs is key to a new animal initiative aimed at saving 90 percent of animals in U.S. shelters, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Polyamory is sometimes called consensual non-monogamy, but anthropologist Barbara J. King found out it's more complicated than that.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
In her new book, anthropologist and NPR commentator Barbara J. King takes a look at how "food animals" think and feel — and what that means for us.
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Are you one of the thousands watching online for expectant mother April the giraffe to give birth? Anthropologist Barbara J. King considers the ethics of livestreamed animal behavior.
Monday, February 27, 2017
Engraving an aurochs image on limestone 38,000 years ago, an artist left behind fascinating clues about early modern-human life, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Physician Neal Barnard argues that cheese is unhealthy and addictive. Anthropologist Barbara J. King takes a look at Barnard's provocative new book.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
In using pet-directed speech — similar to how some moms talk to babies — with our dogs, we may aim to optimize communication of our intentions and emotions, explains anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Thursday, February 09, 2017
Barbara J. King says the legacy of slavery and resistance came alive in her visit — and that she was acutely aware that for some, a visit would be rooted in experiences she could never truly fathom.