Laying the first telegraphy cable under the Atlantic was the Victorians' version of the Apollo mission – it caught the imagination of a generation.
There is a way to improve safety across a rapidly evolving range of advanced mobility technologies and vehicles. The answer is connectivity.
Relationship education programs are meant to strengthen low-income couples, with the idea children would benefit. But focusing on communication skills overlooks what really matters to these Americans.
The solution to emergency communications: redundancy, redundancy, redundancy.
If you care for or know someone with dementia, they've probably asked you “what are we doing today?” “who are you?” or “when are we going home?”
Could their affinity for a certain type of television drama help explain why they're drawn to his rhetoric?
Social media is a great way to spread science information, fast. But the online echo chamber isn't always good at separating what's valid from what's not, and being prolific doesn't make you right.
The Senate has just reached an agreement for a national system to label foods with genetically modified ingredients. What do consumers actually want from GM food labeling?
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 they're 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?