Eldery member of the Agta hunter-gatherer tribe in the Philippines.
A new study suggests skilled storytellers may have greater reproductive success than others.
Edmund Dulac’s 1910 illustration of Sleeping Beauty.
Fairy tales can be brutal, violent, sexual and laden with taboo. But they are are excellent narratives with which to think through a range of human experiences: from disappointment, and fear to envy and grief.
John Fekner’s art warned others of toxins poisoning the planet.
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Diet books aren't just fluff. They offer a powerful insight into who Americans are – and how we wish the world could be.
Is it his physics, his hair or something else? Brian Cox pulls record audiences around the world.
Packed venues, rock star status. What makes some scientists so damned marketable?
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Almost total journalistic shutdown is worsening the UK prison crisis.
Jerome Bruner, Kathy Sylva and Catherine Snow are names we are more familiar with than we think.
The 14th SCINEMA screens across Australia June 7-19 2017.
Robust scientific experiments are objective and separated from human influence. But the way we think about and connect with science can present beautiful stories.
People with autism sometimes struggle to tell stories, but there are ways parents can help.
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People tell each other stories every day about the things they've seen and done. For many children with autism, this kind of personal narrative doesn't come easily. Here's how parents can help.
US president Donald Trump has mastered the art of political storytelling.
What do Nelson Mandela, Chairman Mao and Spanish politician Pablo Iglesias have in common with Donald Trump?
How can children develop multiple perspectives through stories?
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How about a black Santa story, for a change?
Parents go to great lengths to make their kids believe the Santa myth.
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Most children are not likely to believe that fish live on the moon. What makes children accept some stories and be skeptical about others?
A magical dreamscape: Knighton Wood, Epping Forest, London.
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The 1980s cult show Fat Tulip's Garden fuelled the creativity of its young viewers. But in a digital age, are children less exposed to this kind of absurdist, performative storytelling?
Does this rock painting, featuring a long, white gun, depict first contact? Is it a work of history?
Australian history is already a hotly contested discipline but is it time to broaden our definitions of the canon? Might an indigenous rock painting or a novel or a poem constitute a work of history?
Isaac Newton’s portrait. What can students learn from his life?
Research shows that students feel motivated when they learn more about the struggles and failures of the world's greatest scientists.
Is it really worth all the effort to avoid spoilers?
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Contrary to popular belief, several recent studies suggest that plot spoilers don't always make us like a film or books less – and may even make us like it more.
Classic Mega Man … storytelling gets inventive when your main character can’t speak.
Writers are vital to today's increasingly story-driven video games. Readers are active players and everything in the game – from the environment to the rules – can shape the narrative.
California elementary school teacher doing shared reading.
When you read to children, they develop abilities to express emotions through language.
When complex, dense information is presented visually it can make a huge difference.
Data journalism and visualisation can help ordinary citizens understand complex issues in their societies more deeply. And that drives democracy.
Alan Alda has a passion for talking about science.
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Everyone loves to hear a story, says actor Alan Alda, and that's what every scientists should learn if they are to better communicate their work to a wider audience.
Whether you read to your kids or they read alone, share stories from and about Africa with them.
Traditional African stories often tackle big, occasionally scary and serious themes. This is even true in children's stories – though there's plenty of room for silly fun, too.