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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AIDS Deaths Soar in the Arab Region

Benjamin Plackett / 10 Apr 2018 / News

Deaths from AIDS are declining globally, but they are increasing in the Middle East and North Africa.

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.

Mental-Health Care on Arab Campuses is Increasing—Slowly

Asma' Jawabreh, Benjamin Plackett, Ibtissem Jamel, Mahnaz Maktabi, Motiaa Hallak, Tarek Abd El-Galil / 27 Feb 2018 / News

Some universities in the Middle East have added services based on Western models. Others offer no services at all.

Study To Map Mental-Health Needs of Lebanese Youth

Benjamin Plackett / 25 Feb 2018 / News

Researchers will conduct a nationwide survey as a first step toward increasing access to care.

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.

Report Shows Arab World’s Differing Opinions on Freedom of Expression

Benjamin Plackett / 08 Dec 2017 / News

Freedom of speech is diminishing globally and Arab countries are leading this trend. But their citizens disagree as to whether fading freedom is a problem.

An Important Step Toward Stopping a Parasitic Disease

Benjamin Plackett / 22 Oct 2017 / News

Researchers in Lebanon are determining the genetics of a parasite prevalent in refugee camps.

The Researcher Who Wants to Tidy the Web

Benjamin Plackett / 20 Oct 2017 / News

This researcher believes the Internet has expanded without any oversight and wants to correct that.