Whale sharks aggregating in Arabian Gulf

Whale sharks aggregating in Arabian Gulf

A few months ago, researchers from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology discovered a gathering site for whale sharks off the Saudi Arabian red sea coast. But that was not the first such site discovered in the relatively warmer waters of the Middle East.  Read more

What we can do to fight a diabetes pandemic

What we can do to fight a diabetes pandemic

On World Diabetes Day, the head of medical core facilities and research platforms at the King Abdullah International Medical Research Center in Saudi Arabia Mohamed Boudjelal writes to Nature Middle East’s House of Wisdom about the region’s type 2 diabetes nightmare, and what could be done, on the individual level, to prevent or at least ease the blow of the yet incurable disease.  Read more

Do we need science media centres in the Arab world?

A talk about the negative effects that science media centres are having on science journalism is almost an obligatory session at any meeting of science journalists or science communicators, and the 13th International Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST 2014) was no exception.  Read more