Marcus Woo

Contributing Writer

geophysics

The Hunt for Earth’s Deep Hidden Oceans

Water-bearing minerals reveal that Earth’s mantle could hold more water than all its oceans. Researchers now ask: Where did it all come from?

Michael Assis folding a large, beige sheet or Miura-ori
statistical physics

The Atomic Theory of Origami

By reimagining the kinks and folds of origami as atoms in a lattice, researchers are uncovering strange behavior hiding in simple structures.

About the author

Marcus Woo is a science journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His work has appeared in WIREDNew ScientistNational GeographicSmithsonian, NPRthe BBC, and other publications.