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Articles by Marcus Woo

Could using lighter-weight balls in practice be a safer way to speed up a pitcher's arm -- and the ball?

Marcus Woo, Contributor

In this visual representation of a network of vaccine-related pages on Facebook, blue represents pages expressing pro-vaccine sentiments, red represents pages expressing anti-vaccine sentiments, and green represents pages that are interested in vaccines,

A new social network map shows a well-connected anti-vaccine movement, now intertwined with coronavirus conspiracy theories.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

Features common to the world's music may underlie a universal musical grammar, according to a controversial new study.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

Image shows a basketball dropping through a hoop

New research finds that shot type, referees and scorekeepers matter -- and that taking more 3-point shots shrinks it.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

How well future pros sprint, jump and lift weights at the NFL Scouting Combine may tell us only a little bit about their career success.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

Scientists use ordinary equipment to reveal a hidden picture based on its shadow.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

Data science and machine learning are helping basketball players up their game.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

A network of smartphones can improve short-term weather forecasts.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

Physicists harness ultrasound to make bubbles last longer.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

Online extremist groups emerge like curdling milk, a dynamic that may also describe how the recently disclosed fake Facebook accounts attract followers.

Marcus Woo, Contributor