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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.

Recent posts

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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Politicians Really Aren’t Better Decision Makers

Politicians took part in a classic choice experiment but failed to do better than the rest of us.

Earliest High-Altitude Settlements Found in Peru

Discovery suggests humans adapted to high altitude faster than previously thought.

My Politicians Are Better Looking Than Yours

A new study finds we judge the cover by the book—or at least the party.

That Cigarette Would Make a Great Water Filter

Clean out the ashtray, add some aluminum oxide, and you've (almost) got yourself a low-cost way to remove arsenic from drinking water.

Love and Hate in Israel and Palestine

Psychologists find that parties to a conflict think they're motivated by love while their enemies are motivated by hate.

The Big One

One company, Amazon, controls 67 percent of the e-book market in the United States—down from 90 percent five years ago. September/October 2014 new-big-one-5

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