Aug 21, 2014 — Are trigger warnings a good idea when teachers ask students to consider material about emotionally wrenching topics? Anthropologist Barbara J. King says yes — in some cases.
Aug 14, 2014 — Restorative for the spirit, hiking in the wild involves risks. Though commentator Barbara J. King's husband ran into trouble on the trail recently, she says increased public access is not the answer.
Jul 31, 2014 — Commentator Barbara J. King says the book Farmageddon offers useful advice on how to take a stand against industrialized animal farming in the fight to forge a better future for our planet.
Jul 24, 2014 — Climate change is a global problem. Some island nations face the prospect of disappearing beneath rising seas. Barbara J. King is surprised by how the people of the Marshall Islands see their plight.
Jul 20, 2014 — Market theory does not fully explain the economic choices we make. Commentator Wim Hordijk says we must also look to behavioral economics and evolutionary psychology to understand the economy.
Jul 6, 2014 — Puerto Rico is home to a large number of stray dogs. Commentator Barbara J. King clues us in to the problem.
Jun 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.
Jun 10, 2014 — The products of science define modern life. But existential danger lurks in the chasm between the relentless advance of science and the values of politics, says commentator Adam Frank.
Jun 9, 2014 — Must the next generation of students learn to write their own computer programs? Or should they just leave it to a smarter machine? Commentator Tania Lombrozo says logic dictates the choice.
May 29, 2014 — Set your summer table with bruised fruits and vegetables: Anthropologist Barbara J. King takes note of Europe's ugly-food movement.