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Benjamin Plackett

Benjamin Plackett is proud native of North Yorkshire, England and a graduate of Imperial College London with a B.Sc. honors degree in biology with a year in Europe. He loves writing about all things science, but has a particular penchant for health and also political stories. Check out his website and follow him on Twitter: @BenjPlackett

September 19, 2012

Scientists know that about half of alcoholism risk comes from your DNA, but which genes in particular are responsible, and why does it matter?

July 29, 2012

The legalization of marijuana is in the air for Washington State

May 24, 2012

The Chicago River is well on its way to environmental recovery, but there is still work to be done

March 29, 2012

Sensible response to Iran and its nuclear ambitions means understanding the science behind the sanctions.

February 26, 2012

With 1.6 million new cases of type two diabetes each year, how much coffee should we really be drinking?

February 12, 2012

Prions, a type of misled protein, are not too dissimilar from double agents

December 26, 2011

Scienceline takes a look back at some of the best contradicting science stories of 2011

November 2, 2011

More than just H2O comes out of your kitchen tap

October 25, 2011

Oxfam America knew and warned of a famine before it happened in the Horn of Africa — what went wrong?

October 13, 2011

“There is no trouble so great that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea” – Bernard-Paul Heroux

 
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