Amy Nordrum is News Editor at IEEE Spectrum in New York City. Previously, she was a science writer for the International Business Times.
A test aims to lasso floating plastic waste in the Pacific. But not everyone is convinced the approach will be helpful.
Brain-inspired computing hits a new milestone, the neural networks of a noisy fish, and other subjects in science news.
A surprising study suggesting that RNA could play a role in a snail’s memory leads this week’s news roundup.
New research argues that mysterious deep-space radio bursts may be produced by neutron stars.
Plus, the latest on the eruption of volcano Mount Agung on the island of Bali.
A blueberry farm in Oregon turns to a high-tech trick to ward off birds from eating crops.