Benjamin Plackett

Title: Journalist
Education: Imperial College London, New York University
  • Science journalist for 10+ years


Benjamin Plackett is a science journalist with more than 10 years of experience. His work appears across several publications, including Scientific American, Associated Press, USA Today, The Washington Times, Wired, Engadget, Chemical & Engineering News, Live Science, Health, and more.


Benjamin received a Bachelor of Science in biology from the Imperial College London. He then went on to earn a Master of Arts in journalism from New York University with an advanced certificate in science, health and environmental reporting.

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