Books in Bags Lead to Back Pain

Benjamin Plackett / 29 Oct 2018 / News

New research measured the forces on students’ spines created by heavy backpacks, and how poor posture amplifies those forces.

Tunisian Research Seeks to Counter Climate Threats

Ibtissem Jamel / 22 Oct 2018 / News

Scorching summers and dry winters spark increasing interest in studying the effects of climate change and how to cope with it.

Triple Threat: Administrator, Teacher, Researcher

Amr EL-Tohamy / 17 Oct 2018 / News

Ehab Abdel-Rahman, the American University in Cairo’s provost, seeks to develop new ways of teaching physics along with pursuing his passion for energy research.

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.

Keeping an Eye on Blindness, A Regional Issue

Benjamin Plackett / 13 Sep 2018 / News

The causes of vision loss in the Arab region are changing, researchers say, and public health policy makers need to listen.

A Lebanese Scholar Wants to Improve Refugees’ Lives

Malak Makki / 10 Sep 2018 / News

Lamis Jomaa studies the food security and nutritional health of refugees, and is passionate about the idea that research can change the status quo.

Refugee Scientists: The Unknown Number

Sean Treacy / 07 Sep 2018 / News

As crises escalate, so does the number of displaced scientists. But a precise overall count is elusive.

New Beginning for a Yemeni Scholar in Norway

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 24 Aug 2018 / News

Eqbal Dauqan starts a new research and teaching career in northern Europe after losing hope of returning soon to her war-torn country.

An Eye on the Cultural Landscape of Syria

Ursula Lindsey / 03 Aug 2018 / News

The organization Ettijahat, based in Beirut, offers grants to artists and researchers whose work illuminates the culture of a country in crisis.

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.