Barbara J King appears in the following:
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.
Thursday, February 02, 2017
Anthropologist Barbara J. King talks with scientists who looked at the differences in the birthing processes of experienced and first-time monkey mothers — and how they compare with human births.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Testosterone-fueled men are more into sex and risk-taking than women, right? The science of gender, says anthropologist Barbara J. King, shows it's way more complicated than that.
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.