My work has appeared in a variety of outlets, including Wired, Smithsonian, the BBC, Live Science, New Scientist, National Geographic, Slate, and Discover. (http://www.wired.com/author/marcuswoo/)
How online misinformation spreads
Misinformation is running rampant. To slow this infodemic, researchers are tracking how it spreads on social media.
Masks Save Lives, but May Hinder Communication
Masks may make communication even more difficult for those with hearing loss or who face language barriers.
Stellar Smashups May Fuel Planetary Habitability, Study Suggests
Radioactive elements produced by colliding neutron stars could make the difference between living and lifeless worlds
A new generation of headache drugs
Monoclonal antibodies and small-molecule antagonists that target CGRP or its receptor are already having a big impact on migraine. But they have the potential to do so much more.
The Shape-Shifting Squeeze Coolers
Push or crush a new class of materials, and they’ll undergo record-breaking temperature changes.
Anti-Vaccine Messaging Is Well-Connected on Social Media
A new social network map shows a well-connected anti-vaccine movement, now intertwined with coronavirus conspiracy theories.
Why Training with Heavier or Lighter Baseballs Could Help Pitchers Throw Faster
Could using lighter-weight balls in practice be a safer way to speed up a pitcher's arm -- and the ball?
Core Concept: Liquid metal renaissance points to wearables, soft robots, and new materials
When chemical engineer Michael Dickey talks about his research on liquid metals, he knows what to expect.
Music May Really Be a Universal Language
Features common to the world's music may underlie a universal musical grammar, according to a controversial new study.
Mathematicians Calculate How Randomness Creeps In
The goal of a 15 puzzle is to put numbered tiles in order. Now mathematicians have solved the opposite problem — how to scramble one.
Election polls aren’t broken, but they still can’t predict the future
Polling can take the pulse of a population’s sentiment, but swing voters, skewed samples and other issues have always limited its ability to pick a winner
How the Neutrino’s Tiny Mass Could Help Solve Big Mysteries
The KATRIN experiment is closing in on the mass of the neutrino, which could point to new laws of particle physics and reshape theories of cosmology.
The Subtle Biases That Influence Home-Court Advantage
New research finds that shot type, referees and scorekeepers matter -- and that taking more 3-point shots shrinks it.
An AI boost for clinical trials
Big data and artificial intelligence could help to accelerate clinical testing.