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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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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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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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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BBC

The first planet ever discovered around another star

When astronomers first found a planet around another star, their discovery propelled the search for extraterrestrial life.

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BBC

BBC - Earth - How Pluto is changing our understanding of the Solar ...

BBC - Earth - How Pluto is changing our understandi...

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BBC

BBC - Earth - The biggest explosions in the Universe

BBC - Earth - The biggest explosions in the Univers...

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BBC

BBC - Earth - There are weird bursts of energy coming from deep ...

BBC - Earth - There are weird bursts of energy comi...

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BBC

BBC - Earth - The hunt for invisible dwarf galaxies

BBC - Earth - The hunt for invisible dwarf galaxies...

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BBC

BBC - Future - The space submarine hunting the solar system for ...

BBC - Future - The space submarine hunting the sola...

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BBC

BBC - Earth - The ancient black holes that can outshine entire galaxies

BBC - Earth - The ancient black holes that can outs...

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BBC

BBC - Future - Why we all need to start drinking toilet water

BBC - Future - Why we all need to start drinking to...

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BBC

BBC - Earth - The most violent events since the Big Bang itself

BBC - Earth - The most violent events since the Big...

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BBC

BBC - Future - To find aliens, we need to build a giant space parasol

BBC - Future - To find aliens, we need to build a g...

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BBC

BBC - Earth - Our Sun is big, but some stars make it look like a dust mote

BBC - Earth - Our Sun is big, but some stars make i...

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BBC

BBC - Earth - Hypervelocity stars wander cosmos

BBC - Earth - Hypervelocity stars wander cosmos