Amel Ahmed, KQED Public Media

Amel Ahmed

KQED Public Media

New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Amel:

Celebrate Halloween With These Spooky Bay Area Science Events

The Bay Area is serving up seriously spooky science events all week for people of all ages. → Read More

Your Guide to the 2018 Bay Area Science Festival

This year's roster is jam packed with engaging talks, workshops, and exhibits for all ages. → Read More

California Sea Lion Population Hit Hard By Bacterial Outbreak

Even most treated animals don't survive this mysterious marine pathogen. → Read More

Big Data Gives a Boost to Immunology Research and Potentially, Treatments

UCSF scientists have created the largest searchable database consisting of immunology data gathered from 10,000 people spanning different ages, ethnicity, and backgrounds. → Read More

Bay Area Gets Some Rain But Wildfire Risk Remains High

After six months without rain, the Bay Area is finally getting some cooler and possibly damper conditions, thanks to a pair of weather systems sweeping across the region. → Read More

Scientists Uncover Genetic Basis for Toxic Algal Blooms

Scientists have for the first time uncovered the genes responsible for making algal blooms toxic, opening up the possibility of one day being able to predict when and why they occur. → Read More

Coverage of Global Climate Action Summit

Follow KQED Science for live updates of the Global Climate Action Summit, where business leaders, politicians, scientists, and activists from around the world will gather and share their ideas for saving the planet from climate doom. → Read More

Your Guide to California's 2018 Coastal Cleanup Day

Tens of thousands of volunteers in California pitch in annually for the annual cleanup. We've included a map to make it easy for you and loved ones to participate. → Read More

Your Guide to Public Events Around the Global Climate Action Summit

A guide to some of the events planned around San Francisco's Global Climate Action Summit. From art installations and cooking workshops to film screenings and fashion shows, there's something for everyone. → Read More

PG&E Plan to Clear Hundreds of Trees for Pipeline Project Sparks Controversy

Critics say that an upcoming meeting organized by the Lafayette City Council to discuss a controversial plan to uproot hundreds of trees is nothing more than a platform for PG&E to push forward its agenda. → Read More

California Wildfires: The View From Space

New satellite images captured of the Carr and Ranch fires show a thick layer of smoke spreading from the blazes, and smoke from North American wildfires stretching across the country. → Read More

Powerful Fake News Algorithm Receives Funding Boost

UC Riverside researchers have developed a tool that they say can root out fake news with 75 percent accuracy. → Read More

Google Knows Where You've Been. Here's How to Stop it From Tracking You

Even with “Location History” off, Google often stores your precise location. Here are steps for deleting past and future tracking from all devices. → Read More

No, President Trump, California Isn't Diverting Its Water Supply Away From Wildfires

In a widely criticized tweet, Trump claimed that California water sources are being diverted away from fighting wildfires. We did some fact checking. He's wrong. Here's why. → Read More

East Bay Oil Field to Shut Down Following Local Pushback

The oil field, in operation since the 1960s, is one of two remaining in Northern California. → Read More

Most People Think Pot's Totally Safe. But We Don't Actually Know

The public's view of marijuana's holistic health benefits is more a product of marketing than science, according to a new survey out this week. → Read More

Nobel Prize-Winning Stanford Physicist Burton Richter Dies

Renown physicist Burt Richter leaves behind a prolific legacy filled with groundbreaking contributions that have helped to advance the field of physics. → Read More

Protect Yourself From Poison Oak Exposure in Wildfire Smoke

Wildfire smoke can carry the oil from burned poison oak. Residents in one Rancho Cordova community think that might be what caused their mysterious rashes. → Read More

Unplanned Animal Encounters: Some Tips for Playing it Safe

Experts say your first instinct isn't always the best response. → Read More

PG&E Customers to Foot the Bill for Wine Country Fire Costs, Under Revised Bill

Facing billions of dollars in potential liability, PG&E is asking lawmakers for a change in the law. Victims have slammed the current proposal as a “ba → Read More