Even the Voyager spacecraft are controlled remotely, 20 billion kilometres away. It takes 20 hours for instructions to travel from Earth to the spacecraft but we can do it -- using a remote.
Social media can be a great tool to keep in touch with friends – but if you are already lonely, it could make things worse.
Scientific ideas can get lost in forests of words that lack structure and overuse complex language. Just like Sleeping Beauty, they need rescuing.
Research suggests people with a high degree of rejection sensitivity are 40% less likely to take part in political debates online.
There's a lot we can do to make society more accessible for people with communication disability.
It's hard to know where to start. But using the right language can help.
Comic contracts can meet all the requirements for contracts to be legally binding.
We live in a world of wireless communication, but there are limits to what existing technologies can offer. The search is on for any new method of wireless connectivity.
To gain mastery over our inboxes we have to deal with the root causes and not just the symptoms that frequently flare up.
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.