In little more than a generation and a half we have become a more caring and inclusive society.
It can be easy to tell how dogs are feeling but new evidence suggests they're also trying to communicate.
Science papers are supposed to be communication tools - and yet hardly anyone can understand them, even other scientists.
Business Briefing: are our standards dropping in the workplace?
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Our workplaces are becoming less formal. But there were some advantages to the old formality.
Are we in danger of losing academic freedom?
India's advertisements not only challenge but also reverse the dominant roles that Indian men assume with the women in their lives.
Australians are living longer, and digital technologies could help them take control of retirement.
As a part of human interaction, emails are as nuanced and complex as the social world we find them, and it is unlikely that we can rely on a checklist of quick-fix rules.
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.