Flight safety is at risk when communication breaks down

Here's why communication and language are so important when it comes to flight safety for travelers around the world.

Noelle Toumey Reetz-Georgia State | Jan. 27, 2020 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture aircraft communication languages safety

When did animals first begin to bark, chirp, and moo?

When and why did animals evolve the ability to shout, bark, or bellow? Researchers looked at hundreds of millions of years of evolution to find out.

Daniel Stolte-Arizona | Jan. 27, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology communication evolution sounds

Marketing tool measures PR in good times and bad

A new tool can help organizatons check up on their relationships with public stakeholders, which can help public relations and marketing in times of crisis.

Matt Shipman-NC State | Jan. 3, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business communications marketing public-relations

‘Warm glow’ drives more charity than altruism

Charity appeals that focus on donor emotions work better than that focus on the desire to help, research finds.

Jack Wang- U. Chicago | Dec. 17, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: uncategorized charity communication emotions money rhetoric

Autism interventions in ‘natural settings’ may work best

A new meta-analysis indicates that autism interventions that can take place in the park, at dinner, or at school, show the most promise.

M. Yvonne Taylor - UT Austin | Dec. 17, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine autism communication learning social-lives speech

Businesses need to rethink where they put cell towers

"...there are ways for us to have our cell phones and minimize potential risk without waiting to find out that putting a cell tower on top of a school was a bad idea."

Allison Mills-Michigan Tech | Dec. 4, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine business communications mobile-devices radiation

Why we blurt things out (and how to stop it)

New research explains why we blurt things out. "...it actually doesn't take very much stress at all before people will say something they might later regret."

U. Melbourne | Dec. 2, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology cognition communication social-lives speech stress

4 tips for handling Thanksgiving talks about climate change

How can you talk to your skeptical family about climate change? Experts have you covered with tips to convince and advice about knowing when to walk away.

Jessica Colarossi-Boston University | Nov. 26, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment featured beliefs climate-change communication families holidays rhetoric thanksgiving

Trash talk from a robot dings human performance

Even mild trash talk from a robot is enough to throw people off their game, research finds. It's a test of how people react when robots aren't cooperative.

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon | Nov. 19, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology communication competition robots

Doctors give electronic health records an ‘F’

Electronic health records take doctors' time away from patients—and contribute to higher rates of professional burnout, a new study shows.

Fred Mamoun-Yale | Nov. 15, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine communication electronic-health-records patients physicians stress

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