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About Amy McElroy

Amy McElroy is a contributing editor and writer for Rewire Me. She has written for print, radio, and online publications such as The Bold Italic, The Billfold, Noodle, Cosmopolitan, BlogHer, and others. Her website, amyjmcelroy.net, lists her editorial services. She’s on twitter at @amyjmcelroy. Amy balances her work at the computer by teaching yoga and fitness.

Articles by Amy McElroy

PHOTOS: How Does New Sand Form on Mars?

Sand is eventually reduced to dust through wind erosion, so scientists have been searching for new sources that regenerate the sand dunes on Mars, given its lack of significant water and thin atmosphere. A new laboratory study shows small amounts of ice subjected to Martian summer temperatures and atmospheric pressure begin to boil and evaporate, levitating sand and transporting above the sediment; this type of erosion could explain the generation of new sand on the planet.


Are Advancements in DNA Evidence Technology Creating False Positives?

As DNA technology has advanced, wrongful convictions result from touch DNA and contamination, where tiny DNA samples may have transferred from someone other than the perpetrator of the crime. Furthermore, commercial software is further advancing technology without revealing important information about its processes, which could lead to more wrongful convictions.


STUDY: What Are Dark Matter Microbes?

Researchers have increased the number of known microbial genomes by nearly 10 percent and see likelihood for additional widespread discovery. The new microbes have added 20 new branches on the tree of life and could lead to substantial progress in evolutionary discoveries and practical advancements in various industries.


Asteroid 2016 HO3 Is Our Latest Quasi-Satellite

Astronomers have confirmed that asteroid 2016 HO3 is a quasi-satellite orbiting the sun and also circling the Earth in a unique configuration. The relatively nearby quasi-satellite may provide scientists opportunities for mining, observation, and further exploration in the future.


Elon Musk And Tech Leaders Urge U.N. To Ban “Killer Robots”

Technology giant Elon Musk has, once again, signed onto an open letter to the UN seeking a ban on autonomous weapons. He has been working with others in his field for years to draw international attention to the risk of an autonomous weapons race, and it appears we may be too late.


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