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.
Anorexia and other eating disorders in the Middle East need more academic study, medical and media attention, experts say.
Researchers at New York University Abu Dhabi are trying to create vaccines that don’t need to be refrigerated—an important quality to insure safe, inexpensive delivery.
Food waste is clogging up landfills in Oman, so the government has turned to researchers in search of an alternative.
A Jesuit charity and university team up to offer a diploma that can be a steppingstone to a bachelor’s degree, fueling the hopes of refugees who want to help others in their communities.
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.