Danya AbdelHameid is Science Friday’s fall 2019 narrative podcasting intern. She’s most interested in telling stories about the complex, messy ways that science interacts with culture, history, and society, but she’s really into glaciers and ice sheets, too.
The Police’s Impact On Public Health
Researchers are investigating the physical and mental health impacts of stop-question-and-frisk policing.
Cemeteries Offer A Green Refuge For Urban Plant And Animal Life
In cities, where plants and animals compete with humans for space and survival, cemeteries offer an unexpected reprieve.
How ‘Proactive Policing’ Might Impact Health
There is some evidence to suggest that proactive policing tactics, which include “stop-and-frisk” and “hot spots” policing, are effective in reducing crime, but at what cost?
Egypt Is Building A Massive 1.8-Gigawatt Solar Park
The $4 billion Benban Solar Park will be the country’s first utility-scale solar power plant.
Growing Cannabis Could Lead To More Air Pollution
Growing cannabis has environmental impacts, like increased water and electricity use. But it might also contribute to air pollution.
Wind Turbines Leave Behind Hard-To-Manage Waste
Wind turbines are great at producing green energy. But when they reach the end of their life-span, their blades are incredibly difficult to recycle.