What happens when the face is no longer the primary means of expression?
Not everyone can weave a gripping tale. But for one gender, it matters more than the other.
While cats – with their steely demeanor – have a reputation of being hard to read, humans seem intent on figuring out what their cats are thinking and feeling.
Human communication is complex, rich in nuances and frequently includes non-verbal signs. That's a challenge if you want an intelligent machine to be part of the conversation.
Our heads are like radio receivers, and they can tune in to various different channels.
Emoticons reveal subtle clues about your personality – but how do others interpret them?
The design of a new chip to detect the twisted nature of light waves could pave the way for next generation of optical communication technologies.
Phone trees drive you mad? Just want to talk to an actual person? You aren't alone – despite the fact that most customer service journeys begin with automated interactive voice response systems.
Academics are studying whether talking about climate change as a health risk, rather than an environmental or economic issue, will dispel Americans' general indifference to global warming.
New research shows young men are more likely to make friends but women tend to have the strongest friendships.
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.
Is hanging-up the only way of getting rid of cold callers?
Researchers at CSIRO and University of Queensland have developed an app called Harlie that is designed to chat with humans.
Email has been around for many decades and its death has been predicted many times. Love it or hate it, we still need it for communication at work and in our private lives.
How we see the purpose of communication limits our approach to designing technology that makes it possible.
Resented, mistrusted and misunderstood – do native English speakers risk being marginalised in international business?
We are only just starting to understand the linguistic tools that get stuff done, move us to tears, bore us to death, or make us dizzy with delight.
Big data is about processing large amounts of data. It is often associated with multiplicities of data. But the ability to generate data outpaces the ability to store it.
Long before 'sup' and 'hwu' there was 'Hw r u ts mng?'
Hollywood is in the process of developing a feature length Emoji movie. So what might the plot look like?