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Matt Skenazy

Matt Skenazy
Matt Skenazy, an assistant editor at Outside magazine, is a former Pacific Standard fellow. His articles have appeared in Sierra, Men’s Journal, the Surfer’s Journal, and Climbing, among others publications.

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Life in the Data

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Is Strava Taking All of the Joy Out of Running?

Why you shouldn’t be so focused on the final numbers.

 

Warning signs mark a dangerous shore break and rip current along the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii. (PHOTO: JOSHUA RAINEY PHOTOGRAPHY/SHUTTERSTOCK)

Deadlier Than a Hurricane

How the science of rip current prediction could save lives

 

The Presidential Debate and the Mom Test

 

A Salty Solution to Global Warming

 

Yo-yos in Space

 

Surfers and Fracking

 

‘The Pill’ for Men

 

Where the West Burns

 

Happy Birthday Fidel, Part II

 

All the Cigarettes in the World

 

Why Writers Run

 

How Fast Is Usain Bolt?

 

Apples as Diet Food

Apples: An Anti-Obesity Pill?

Could an apple a day help keep obesity away? In a new study, researchers at the University of Iowa found that ursolic acid, a compound found in the waxy skin of apples, increased muscle mass and reduced total body weight. The researchers put two groups of mice on high-fat diets where 55% of their calories […]

Features

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Pacific Rim Trade: a Great Blue Highway Out There

The staggering, often surprising, scope of stuff being bought and sold across the Pacific.

 

Rodents in the News

A week’s worth of mice, rats and other rodents in the headlines.

 

Ocean Garbage Patches: A Scientific Sifting

Ocean Garbage Patches: A Scientific Sifting

From plastic-eating mushrooms to the aerodynamics of hockey gloves, a roundup of unexpected findings from the study of marine trash.

 

Can Chocolate Make You Thin?

New research suggests that frequent consumption of chocolate may be related to lower body-mass index.

 

Feds Appear Clueless About Their Own E-Waste

Despite a decade of good intentions, the U.S. government has a poor understanding of how best to dispose of its used electronics.

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How Wildlife Declines Are Leading to Slavery and Terrorism

As wildlife numbers dwindle, wildlife crimes are rising—and that's fueling a raft of heinous crimes committed against humans.

How a CEO’s Fiery Battle Speeches Can Shape Ethical Behavior

CEO war speech might inspire ethical decisions internally and unethical ones among competing companies.

Modern Technology Still Doesn’t Protect Americans From Deadly Landslides

No landslide monitoring or warning systems are being used to protect vulnerable communities.

The Link Between Carbs, Gut Microbes, and Colon Cancer

Reduced carb intake among mice protected them from colon cancer.

The New Weapon Against Disease-Spreading Insects Is Big Data

Computer models that pinpoint the likely locations of mosquitoes and tsetse flies are helping officials target vector control efforts.

The Big One

Today, the United States produces less than two percent of the clothing purchased by Americans. In 1990, it produced nearly 50 percent. July/August 2014

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