Benjamin Plackett

Benjamin Plackett

Benjamin was previously editor of an online technology news magazine called The Connectivist, for which he executed a successful editorial strategy that expanded readership, established that publication within the technology world, and ensured high quality. Benjamin’s work has been published by Wired Magazine, CNN Health and Scientific American. He has a master’s degree in journalism from New York University with an advanced certificate in science, health and environmental reporting and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Imperial College, London.

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Graphic Novel Bears Unsentimental Witness To ‘The Jungle’

Benjamin Plackett / 08 Aug 2017 / Opinion

At the notorious French refugee camp, a volunteer draws and writes what she sees.

Researchers Ask, Is Dubai Really Cosmopolitan?

Benjamin Plackett / 03 Aug 2017 / News

French researchers will use sociological data to answer the question scientifically—and stir debate about what the term means.

Researchers Find Pollution from Cosmetics in Gulf Waters

Benjamin Plackett / 14 Jul 2017 / News

In the Arabian Gulf, researchers have found high concentrations of tiny plastic beads that may carry toxic pollutants. But their work has been hobbled by the recent rift between Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

Discovery of Oldest Human Remains Fosters Moroccan Pride

Benjamin Plackett / 07 Jul 2017 / News

After finding the oldest recorded fossils of human ancestors, in Morocco, researchers continue to dig to tell their story.

An Arabian Tree to Fight Cancer

Benjamin Plackett / 23 Jun 2017 / News

Omani researchers are testing the reputed healing effects of frankincense.

Researchers Investigate How Trust Collapsed in Syria

Benjamin Plackett / 15 Jun 2017 / News

Social scientists have traced the decline of the intricate social connections in Syrian society. They also recommend ways to restore them.

UAE Researchers Tackle Diabetes from the Feet Up

Benjamin Plackett / 06 Jun 2017 / News

Analysis of patients’ footprints is providing important clues about the progression of diabetes, and opening the door to earlier intervention.

Researchers’ Recycled Water Meets Farmers’ Suspicion

Benjamin Plackett / 18 May 2017 / News

Evidence supports repurposing household wastewater for agricultural use, but not everyone likes the idea.

Research—Latest Weapon Against Female Genital Mutilation

Benjamin Plackett / 20 Apr 2017 / News

Academics in the region are taking on FGM and providing much needed data to help combat the practice.

Lessons On Providing Higher Education To Refugees

Benjamin Plackett / 05 Apr 2017 / Resources

A recent report focuses on the views of refugee students and their use of technology.