A synthetic biologist has created artificial cells that can “talk” to natural cells — but are they really alive?

Neuroscientist Uri Hasson takes us inside his lab’s fascinating research — and our heads — to show the meeting of the minds that occurs every time we talk to each other.

As a radio host, Celeste Headlee has engaged in more than her fair share of discussions, and she has thought a lot about ways to bring out the best in a conversational counterpart. One thing she likes to say — a good conversation is like a game of catch. Huh? She explains.

The “Great Thanksgiving Listen” aims to capture the stories of a generation of elders over one weekend. But the questions you can ask are useful every day.

Writer Suzanne Talhouk on why speaking your mother tongue is about more than mere communication.

The British neuroscientist Adrian Owen has developed a way to connect with patients in a vegetative state. It’s amazing work with complicated implications.

British psychologist Elizabeth Stokoe studies the patterns in talk that most of us don’t even notice. She explains how her research can be used to train people to interact more effectively.