We use euphemisms about death and dying to soften the blow of the real words, or because we feel awkward being direct. But this can lead to misunderstanding and confusion.
It's time to think more broadly about the work that journalists do.
If you've only ever paired the idea of 'rhetoric' with 'empty,' think again. Rhetoricians of science have concrete techniques to share with researchers to help them communicate their scientific work.
Emoji provide a living language that is representative and inclusive in ways that words can't always be. Just be careful if you use the eggplant or peach emoji.
The roll-out of a new screening program for cervical cancer has been delayed, leaving Australian women understandably confused about if or when they need Pap smears. Here's what they need to know.
Reassuring people "not to worry" about public health issues like vaccination or fluoridated water doesn't work. Nor does telling people "don't panic". So, what does?
The world has lost a fantastic statistician at a time when the communication of facts is crucial.
We humans are capable of vocalising many different words in a range of languages. But what is it that gives us a remakable and variable voice?
What gets in the way of a productive conversation about risk communication? Being a normal human, that's what.
It's a British icon that is loved by many but used by very, very few – it's time for an upgrade.
We seem prepared to share our opinions on almost any subject today thanks to social media and other mass communication. But who is really listening?
After such a difficult political experience, empathy is the key not only to feeling connected, but feeling understood – and understanding others.
The Micius satellite will encrypt data using fundamental laws of physics rather than crackable codes.
Flying is known to be the safest mode of transport, but many accidents could be avoided with better communication.
Laying the first telegraphy cable under the Atlantic was the Victorians' version of the Apollo mission – it caught the imagination of a generation.
There is a way to improve safety across a rapidly evolving range of advanced mobility technologies and vehicles. The answer is connectivity.
Relationship education programs are meant to strengthen low-income couples, with the idea children would benefit. But focusing on communication skills overlooks what really matters to these Americans.
The solution to emergency communications: redundancy, redundancy, redundancy.
If you care for or know someone with dementia, they've probably asked you “what are we doing today?” “who are you?” or “when are we going home?”
Could their affinity for a certain type of television drama help explain why they're drawn to his rhetoric?