Doctor communication is an important part of their education. But they can't have unlimited empathy for their patients either, or they'd never get the job done.
Researchers have discovered male bottlenose dolphins can retain individual vocal labels – or “names” – to help them recognise each other in their social network, much like humans.
How data is changing the shape of our personal 'bubble' – in pictures.
Where you come down on the latest internet hullabaloo depends on how your brain fills in gaps in the sounds you hear.
Humans and horses have developed a unique interspecies language based on physical contact.
Having movable eyebrows – and evolving beyond the Neanderthal ridge – may have played a crucial role in early human survival.
Hawking's life embodied what it means to have access to the human right of communication through communication technology.
South Africa's food making giant, Tiger Brands, could have handled the listeriosis crisis better.
We are not yet "post-truth", but truth-telling remains vital in sustaining open and democratic societies.
From asking a partner to pick up dinner on the way home to checking in on a neighbor with health problems, we frequently face the question, 'What's the best way to communicate?'
Despite strong evidence that human activities have altered the climate, not everyone sees the risks. New research explains why some people seem blind to the signs of climate change.
It has long been known that colour and emotion are linked – so could colour could be used as a language to express how we feel?
A flat management structure can reduce costs and boost efficiency but may be hard for larger firms to implement.
A few tips and tricks on how to make the best use of your one minute chance to get your message across.
The combination of knowledge and communication, along with a few other fundamental conditions such as liberty and respect , leads to social, cultural and technological development.
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?