Qatari Research Shows Environmental Cost of Bitcoin

Benjamin Plackett / 12 Oct 2018 / News

New research shows that the digital currency has a large environmental impact, but not all experts agree that it is a cause for concern.

An Archaeology Project Connects Young Qataris to Their Past

Eman Kamel / 27 Jul 2018 / News

A university-led team is recovering artifacts that shed light on how people lived as modern Qatar emerged from a time when pearl diving was the economic focus.

Debate Clubs Catch on at Arab Universities

Eman Kamel / 14 May 2018 / News

The clubs build critical-thinking skills and give students the freedom to express opinions in a structured way.

Patterns of Disease Are Changing in the Arab World

Benjamin Plackett / 08 May 2018 / News

Non-communicable diseases associated with lifestyle and environment are on the rise, but disease patterns vary greatly by income levels and, in some cases, gender.

In Education, Gulf Women Don’t Focus on Jobs

Edward Fox / 07 May 2018 / News

Two studies found that women in Gulf countries are not focused on employment in their pursuit of academic degrees, but are optimistic about their futures.

American Studies Gets an Arab Twist

Eman Kamel / 03 May 2018 / News

Despite some skepticism about its purpose, the discipline is gaining presence at Arab universities.

The Story Behind the Planets Named After Qatar

Benjamin Plackett / 16 Mar 2018 / News

A Qatari scientist leads a search for planets of other stars that is drawing international attention.

Researcher in Qatar Hunts for New Antibiotics

Benjamin Plackett / 13 Mar 2018 / News

Arab scientist pushing to find new disease-fighting drugs, and new ways of developing them.

Anxiety and Depression Often Shadow Arab Youth

Benjamin Plackett / 23 Feb 2018 / News

Mental health is a significant problem across the Middle East, experts say, but treatment and support often are not easy to find.

The Arab World’s Often Overlooked Space Research

Benjamin Plackett / 11 Feb 2018 / News

A new book highlights the work of Arab scientists who are making major strides in satellite technology and the discovery of distant planets.