Diet books aren't just fluff. They offer a powerful insight into who Americans are – and how we wish the world could be.
Packed venues, rock star status. What makes some scientists so damned marketable?
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.
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 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.
What do Nelson Mandela, Chairman Mao and Spanish politician Pablo Iglesias have in common with Donald Trump?
How about a black Santa story, for a change?
Most children are not likely to believe that fish live on the moon. What makes children accept some stories and be skeptical about others?
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?
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?
Research shows that students feel motivated when they learn more about the struggles and failures of the world's greatest scientists.
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.
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.
When you read to children, they develop abilities to express emotions through language.
Data journalism and visualisation can help ordinary citizens understand complex issues in their societies more deeply. And that drives democracy.
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.
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.
African-American children tell stories that are vivid, elaborate, and rich in imagery. These skills help support their early literacy skills. How can schools take advantage of this?
The San are caught between a rock and an art place. While they face an uncertain future, myths and meaning come under the spotlight in a new book.