An illustration of Palorchestes azael, a marsupial tapir from the Pleistocene of Australia. There is evidence that this extinct species is depicted in rock art from the Kimberley.
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It is plausible to suppose that human memories of long-extinct creatures today underpin many stories we have generally regarded as fiction.
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How theatre and artwork allowed us to better address severe air pollution.
Barry Jenkins’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ has been nominated for best adapted screenplay at the 91st Academy Awards.
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Numbers alone don't relay the importance of people seeing their own experiences and lives mirrored in popular culture.
Reading alone is more likely to take you into the world of the story.
How much you become engaged with a story is known as narrative transportation. And the more a story transports you, the more likely you are persuaded to adopt the beliefs espoused within it.
Turning over a new leaf.
Dystopian fiction is popular, but presenting positive visions of the future in popular culture could help people embrace solutions.
Later animations have told the tale of Peter Rabbit and friends, but none have reflected the power of the original.
Bahareh Jahandoost brings literature, performing arts and new media together to express Iranian society.
A Canada-Iran collaboration uses performance art, storytelling and new media to confront the troubles of global migration and borders.
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Long a repressed language, the Scots tongue is experiencing a cultural resurgence thanks to popular drama and storytelling.
We've never needed Oculus Rift to provide immersive experiences – they've been around for as long as we have.
Storytelling has endangered status in UK schools, partly due to a huge emphasis on 'active learning'.
The technology and rapid pace of critical care in hospital can often erase the patient experience. Opportunities for patient storytelling can transform health care.
When patients, doctors and nurses have the opportunity to share their experiences of hospital intensive care, the resulting dialogue can be transformative.
Members of the James Bay Cree gather around the fire as part of a week-long celebration called ‘wellness week,’ aimed at improving personal health and wellness in their community in northern Québec.
Like many Indigenous groups around the world, the James Bay Cree of northern Québec have a disproportionately high rate of diabetes. They’re facing it down with a decidedly Indigenous solution.
Ritual feasting emerged around the time humans were beginning to farm. It came to play an important role in societal bonding, much as it does today.
Eldery member of the Agta hunter-gatherer tribe in the Philippines.
A new study suggests skilled storytellers may have greater reproductive success than others.
Edmund Dulac’s 1910 illustration of Sleeping Beauty.
Fairy tales can be brutal, violent, sexual and laden with taboo. But they are are excellent narratives with which to think through a range of human experiences: from disappointment, and fear to envy and grief.
John Fekner’s art warned others of toxins poisoning the planet.
Fekner at English Wikipedia
Diet books aren't just fluff. They offer a powerful insight into who Americans are – and how we wish the world could be.
Is it his physics, his hair or something else? Brian Cox pulls record audiences around the world.
Packed venues, rock star status. What makes some scientists so damned marketable?
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Almost total journalistic shutdown is worsening the UK prison crisis.
Jerome Bruner, Kathy Sylva and Catherine Snow are names we are more familiar with than we think.
The 14th SCINEMA screens across Australia June 7-19 2017.
Robust scientific experiments are objective and separated from human influence. But the way we think about and connect with science can present beautiful stories.