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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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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New Scientist

Space telescope duo will showcase the solar system in 3D | New ...

Coming in 2019: The Solar System in 3D.

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New Scientist

Softening surfaces stops liquids from splashing when they hit | New ...

Softening surfaces stops liquids from splashing whe...

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New Scientist

Blue Origin test of escape system for space tourists a success | New ...

Blue Origin test of escape system for space tourist...

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New Scientist

Giant hidden Jupiters may explain lonely planet systems

Undetected huge planets may have booted many of their smaller siblings, explaining why Kepler has seen so many wonky, single-planet systems.

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New Scientist

LIGO's black holes may have lived and died inside a huge star | New ...

LIGO's black holes may have lived and died inside a...

New Scientist

3D map of space dust is a galactic selfie of the Milky Way - New ...

3D map of space dust is a galactic selfie of the Mi...

New Scientist

Stag beetles' unwieldy jaws are surprisingly slick in flight - life - 15 ...

Stag beetles' unwieldy jaws are surprisingly slick ...

New Scientist

Clingy dark matter may slow the spin of corpse stars - physics-math ...

Clingy dark matter may slow the spin of corpse stars. 18:28 23 June 2014 by Marcus Woo. Round and round a pulsar goes, but add dark matter and its spin ......

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New Scientist

Speed limit found for sluggish dark matter - space - 07 October 2013 ...

Oct 7, 2013 ... Speed limit found for sluggish dark matter. 19:52 07 October 2013 by Marcus Woo; For similar stories, visit the Cosmology Topic Guide....

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New Scientist

Part of infant Earth survived moon's shocking birth - space - 10 June ...

Jun 10, 2014 ... Part of infant Earth survived moon's shocking birth. 17:33 10 June 2014 by Marcus Woo; For similar stories, visit the Solar System Topic Guide....

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New Scientist

Astrophile: Wrinkles reveal Mercury's rapid slimming - space - 16 ...

Mar 16, 2014 ... ... reveal Mercury's rapid slimming. 18:00 16 March 2014 by Marcus Woo; For similar stories, visit the Astrophile and Solar System Topic Guides....

New Scientist

Alien life may flourish on purple planets - space - 12 November ...

Nov 12, 2013 ... Alien life may flourish on purple planets. 20:22 12 November 2013 by Marcus Woo; For similar stories, visit the Astrobiology Topic Guide. Find a ......