Barbara J King appears in the following:
Sunday, January 22, 2017
How good is the Trump-Pence administration's knowledge of, and engagement with, science? Anthropologist Barbara J. King offers a reality check.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Researchers have shown that horses communicate flexibly with human caretakers depending on what specific knowledge those humans have — or lack. That's a big deal, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Wednesday, January 04, 2017
There's a science to the coordinated flight of starlings, says anthropologist Barbara J. King. Here's a video showing their patterns in the sky.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Twin pandas were sent from Zoo Atlanta to China last month. They miss their favorite foods and hearing English — shedding light on animals' emotions, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
How can science and art combine to help the rest of us understand and support transgender kids? Anthropologist Barbara J. King looks at a film new to the U.S. addressing gender identity and sexuality.
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Barbara J. King, a professor emerita of anthropology at William and Mary, discusses whether Neanderthals had "religious capacity."
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
December is full of sacred holidays for many — and meaning-making through social gatherings and rituals for others. Anthropologist Barbara J. King considers how far back religious practices might go.
Thursday, December 01, 2016
Music to our ears, yes. But birdsong may represent more complex communication than we ever thought, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Here's a list of animal-related stories and videos to be grateful for this Thanksgiving, compiled by Barbara J. King. Have a look.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Octopus behavior has captivated scientists and animal lovers alike; now, eating these animals alive is catching on in some U.S. restaurants, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
In need of a TV show to make you feel better about humanity? Anthropologist Barbara J. King interviews Chrissy Metz from "This Is Us."
Thursday, November 03, 2016
Would compassion be your first response if you survived a shark or bear attack? Anthropologist Barbara J. King hopes her answer would be "yes."
Thursday, October 27, 2016
A songbird, trapped in an airport, gets cute and playful; cue the inevitable video shares. But what are we missing, asks anthropologist Barbara J. King?
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Anthropologists have nailed down evidence that termite-fishing chimpanzees teach their kids — meeting the scientific criteria — and that's big news, says commentator Barbara J. King.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
What lies beneath our feet or the ocean's waves? Anthropologist Barbara J. King says a new book will inspire children — and adults, too — to learn more about the science of our planet and our oceans.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
A new book — and an extraordinary backlash to it — has put poison, predator cats and at-risk wildlife front and center, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Do we really need to unplug to ensure the most satisfying vacations? Anthropologist Barbara J. King returns from Yellowstone National Park with a qualified "no."
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Can't see The Boss in concert? Pick up his new memoir, which begins with 7-year-old Springsteen watching Elvis on TV. From $3-a-night shows to swooning stadiums, it's a wild and well-written ride.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Unless you have seen a garden of poisonous plants, a shrine to insects, or the bones of 1,000 ancient whales, you have more traveling to do, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Thursday, September 08, 2016
Evolution denial doesn't always spring from religion. Anthropologist Barbara J. King explains why Tom Wolfe's new book on speech requires careful scrutiny.