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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Arab Citizens Are Disenchanted with Politics

Benjamin Plackett / 16 Oct 2018 / News

Analysis of detailed 2016 survey data indicates a lack of interest among residents of Arab countries in civic engagement.

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.

Tunisian Youth Find a Political Voice in Rap

Benjamin Plackett / 03 Sep 2018 / News

Since the revolution a new art form among Tunisia’s youth has provided a political outlet.

Saudi Students Are Caught in a Diplomatic Row

Benjamin Plackett / 19 Aug 2018 / News

Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic row with Canada has upended the future of thousands of Saudi students at Canadian universities, forcing them to leave the country just before the new semester starts.

Behind the Numbers: Arab Women in Research

Benjamin Plackett / 06 Aug 2018 / Resources

Arab participation in research is high compared to the rest of the world, but that rate masks difficulties women face in some countries and in male-dominated disciplines.

What Science Says About Getting Good Sleep

Benjamin Plackett / 27 Jun 2018 / Resources

Sleep scientists say research points to specific measures people can take to get a better night’s rest.

Sleepless in Beirut: A Health Risk

Benjamin Plackett / 26 Jun 2018 / News

The Lebanese capital comes alive at night, but experts warn that too many late nights come with health risks.

The Quest to Build the Arab Region’s First Atomic Clock

Benjamin Plackett / 15 Jun 2018 / News

A Tunisian researcher wants to be the first in his continent to measure time with atomic precision.

Researchers See Water at Root of Tunisia’s Inequality Problem

Benjamin Plackett / 07 Jun 2018 / News

Tunisia’s rural regions need more water to share in the country’s prosperity, scholars say.