Marcus Woo

Marcus Woo

Science Journalist

My work has appeared in a variety of outlets, including Wired, Smithsonian, BBC Future, BBC Earth, New Scientist, National Geographic, Slate, and Discover. (http://www.wired.com/author/marcuswoo/)

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Pink flamingo topnteaser article
insidescience.org

How Flamingos Stand on One Leg

A one-legged stance doesn't need much effort.

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insidescience.org

3-D Printing the Way to Bionic Humans

A pressure sensor printed directly on a hand is a step toward new biomedical devices, "on the fly" wearable technology, and more.

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BBC

The most mysterious star in the galaxy

A star that flickers and dims is so strange that some have evoked aliens, but what is really going on?

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insidescience.org

BRIEF: Why Athletes Hit the Wall | Inside Science

Findings could lead to a future drug that mimics the health benefits of exercise.

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insidescience.org

Do You Smell What I Smell?

A new study with potato chips suggests we all perceive scents differently, but culture tells us to agree when naming them.

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insidescience.org

BRIEF: The Science of an Airy Meringue -- With Chickpeas | Inside ...

The vegan substitute works just as well as egg whites.

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National Geographic

Snake Kills Bigger Snakes With World's Most Powerful Squeeze

No one knew how the king snake could take on snakes larger than itself—until now.

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insidescience.org

Planets May Grow from 'Dust Traps' Around Stars | Inside Science

New simulations could help solve long-standing mystery in astrophysics.

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BBC

The cosmic explosions that made the Universe

A mysterious cosmic factory is producing lithium. Scientists are now getting closer to finding out where it comes from.

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sciencefriday.com

Why the Multiverse Isn’t Just Madness

The multiverse—the idea that infinite universes stretch beyond our own—has gained traction among physicists. But others think it’s just a multi-mess.

Wolf spider article
insidescience.org

Are We There Yet? Wolf Spiders Use Their Eyes as Odometers

Their eight eyes take on different tasks to assist in navigation.

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New Scientist

The paradox powering Earth's magnetic field | New Scientist

Our planet’s protective force field appears to be billions of years older than the mechanism that got it going. So what really made Earth magnetic?

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BBC

The unexpected ingredient necessary for life

If our planet were a cold, dead rock, life as we know it probably could not exist. Fortunately, Earth itself is alive

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PBS.org

Did the Universe Start with a Bounce Instead of a Bang? — NOVA ...

For a few physicists, the Big Bang wasn’t the beginning of the universe.

Bird article
insidescience.org

Oil from Deepwater Horizon Found in Terrestrial Birds

Scientists find first evidence that oil from the spill reached land-based animals.