Barbara J King appears in the following:
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Anthropologist Barbara J. King reviews a new book that suggests domesticating the wolf gave early modern humans an extra edge in hunting that pushed Neanderthals to extinction.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Anthropologist Barbara J. King takes a look at a new paper supporting the snake-detection theory, a set of hypotheses suggesting we owe certain features of our evolution to the risks posed by snakes.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
More people are moving toward a plant-based diet, for a variety of reasons. Anthropologist Barbara J. King asks three animal activists what this might mean for animals — and the world.
Thursday, March 05, 2015
Famous already for epic snowstorms, winter 2015 isn't done with us yet. Anthropologist Barbara J. King says she found much-needed calm in this film of Japanese snow monkeys coping with winter.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Threats to physical and emotional well-being often assail women who publicly avow their feminism, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Our lives are now so noisy that we're at risk of shutting out nature's beautiful sounds, a new study shows. Anthropologist Barbara J. King invites us to be still and listen to the world.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Sometimes our loved ones who suffer from dementia surprise us — and teach us new lessons, as commentator Barbara J. King found out this week.
Thursday, February 05, 2015
Humans evolved in Africa. How and when did we migrate from our ancestral home to Europe? Anthropologist Barbara J. King explains new fossil evidence from Israel.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Experiments that separate newborn baby monkeys from their mothers came under scrutiny this week on Capitol Hill. Anthropologist Barbara J. King was among those who testified.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Barbara J. King says much is made of how attuned dogs are to humans — but new research shows that cats, too, check out our faces and voices closely when put in unfamiliar or worrisome situations.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
A UK woman's breastfeeding of her school-aged daughter has caused a furor. Anthropologist Barbara J. King tells us why everyone should calm down — and why prolonged breastfeeding can be beneficial.
Thursday, January 08, 2015
The word "privilege" was invoked a great deal in our national discourse last year. It's a word that invites us to listen and learn, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Commentator Barbara J. King looks back at animals in the news this past year — and offers her top five animal videos of 2014, including altruistic tortoises, playful fish and happy hens.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Maternal love among chimpanzees is abundant, says commentator Barbara J. King. But things can take an unexpected turn, as in this short video when a mom covets her son's nut-cracking tools.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Soccer's governing body will, among other things, discuss preparations for the 2018 World Cup. But it's the resignation of Michael Garcia over his corruption report that is likely to draw attention.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
An explosive case in her own rural Virginia community leads anthropologist Barbara J. King to explore the role of local school boards in protecting — and promoting — transgender teens' rights.
Thursday, December 04, 2014
What are the limits of the human body and mind during extreme-endurance racing? Anthropologist Barbara J. King interviews the research director of an upcoming 3,080-mile run across the United States.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Wild turkeys are smart, curious and sweet animals. But sometimes they bring attitude to encounters with humans, commentator Barbara J. King says.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Anthropologist Barbara J. King says the cross-cultural norm for sleep deviates significantly from the long, uninterrupted night of rest insomniacs may dream about — if they can sleep enough to dream.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
A brief video clip of a dramatic octopus encounter documents a surprising moment in undersea mating behavior, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.