Skip to content Skip to navigation

Articles by Ben Plackett

Numerous chickens in an enclosed area, on a dirt floor, with pipes and machinery running through the crowd

What does the science say about the safety of America’s chicken farming practice?

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor

Once the tricky political agreements have been reached, how do nations take apart their nuclear weapons?

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor

The photo shows more than 15 lettuce plants growing atop two rows of boxes with black tops, green leaves spreading out from the center, as tubing curls between the boxes.

Scientists are trying to perfect a technique for growing crops in space so that astronauts have enough food to get to Mars and back.

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor

The 2018 Nobel Prize in chemistry will go to Frances H. Arnold, George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter for research on enzymes, peptides and antibodies.

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor

Scientists want to identify the hundreds of thousands of viruses that could potentially spill over from wildlife into humans.

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor

The health benefits of a month without alcohol are unclear, and the British and Canadian medical authorities recommend several drink-free days per week.

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor

New research gives weight to the arguments for male and female versions of medicines.

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor

What can experts in the science of crowd management say about safety at this week's hajj pilgrimage, one year after thousands died in a tragic stampede?

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor

Fifth millennium B.C. skeleton and burial gifts.

A bitter battle can wage over human remains before they rest in peace.

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor

Astronauts should pack sleeping tablets and congestion medication before heading for the space station.

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor