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.
A survey by Al-Fanar Media found that many researchers in Arab countries are unhappy with their working conditions and would rather be employed outside of the region.
A researcher in Iraq risks the quality of his geological samples when he ships them to Italy for analysis.
Most researchers in Arab countries say they want to leave, but one academic administrator has developed a strategy for bringing those who have left back.
The institution’s new Human Capital Index indicates that many of the region’s youth face significant barriers in pursuing their full potential, but economists say it’s a more complicated than a single metric.
Lebanon’s forest fires are started by humans and getting worse due to climate change. A solution requires more information and political effort, researchers say.
Two new studies question the accuracy of death certificates in the Middle East, an issue that creates difficulties for researchers and policymakers who want to improve public-health efforts.
New research shows that educating teenage girls about the risks of female genital mutilation changes their opinions to view it less favorably, but experts say that alone won’t work.
Students may not realize the toll that anxiety over studying is taking on their bodies. Fortunately, that pressure can be managed and mitigated.
Two studies highlight the stresses of student life, both physical and mental.
Researchers are taking a closer look at rivers and lakes that supply drinking water to cities in northern Iraq. They worry that heavy metal concentrations may pose health hazards.