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.
In a region with a psychiatrist shortage, nonexperts are called on to help refugees cope with psychological trauma. Art therapy is one way this is happening in Iraq.
A researcher at the University of Duhok is experimenting with growing plants in controlled conditions to provide plants to farmers that might resist disease and bear fruit sooner.
New discoveries of fossils in North Africa and evidence of prehistoric butchery make experts rethink the story of human evolution.
In Iraq, researchers hope to find rock layers that yield an understanding of how and why life came back after dinosaurs died out.
The University of Mosul’s professors and students have come back to the campus, but have to cope with demolished and scarred infrastructure and lingering security concerns.
New informal settlements built in Duhok are improving their designs, partly out of fear of government reprisals.
New research measured the forces on students’ spines created by heavy backpacks, and how poor posture amplifies those forces.
Analysis of detailed 2016 survey data indicates a lack of interest among residents of Arab countries in civic engagement.
New research shows that the digital currency has a large environmental impact, but not all experts agree that it is a cause for concern.