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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Driverlesscars article
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When Driverless Cars Crash, Who Pays? | Inside Science

A new model assesses the likelihood of a driverless car crash.

Pink flamingo topnteaser article
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How Flamingos Stand on One Leg

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

3d printedsensor topnteaser article
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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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BRIEF: Why Athletes Hit the Wall | Inside Science

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

Potatochip1 topnteaser article
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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.

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

The vegan substitute works just as well as egg whites.

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

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

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

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

Bird article
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Oil from Deepwater Horizon Found in Terrestrial Birds

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

Fishing topnteaser 0 article
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The Math of Hunting and Fishing: When to Work Together

Here's how to identify when a lone-wolf strategy is better than sharing information

Hoverfly topnteaser2 article
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How Flies Know Which Way Is Up | Inside Science

How Flies Know Which Way Is Up | Inside Science

Styro article
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Removing Coal Tar With Tiny Plastic Foam Orbs | Inside Science

Removing Coal Tar With Tiny Plastic Foam Orbs | Ins...

Ocean staircase final 0 article
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Undersea Waves May Melt Arctic Ice | Inside Science

Undersea Waves May Melt Arctic Ice | Inside Science...

Topwolf 0 article
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Wolf Culling May Lead To More Poaching | Inside Science

Wolf Culling May Lead To More Poaching | Inside Sci...

Rumors top article
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Rumor Has It An Algorithm Could Scope Out Gossip | Inside Science

Rumor Has It An Algorithm Could Scope Out Gossip | ...