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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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Dopamine Might Be Behind Impulsive Behavior

A monkey study suggests the brain chemical makes what's new and different more attractive.

School Counselors Do More Than You’d Think

Adding just one counselor to a school has an enormous impact on discipline and test scores, according to a new study.

How a Second Language Trains Your Brain for Math

Second languages strengthen the brain's executive control circuits, with benefits beyond words.

Would You Rather Go Blind or Lose Your Mind?

Americans consistently fear blindness, but how they compare it to other ailments varies across racial lines.

On the Hunt for Fake Facebook Likes

A new study finds ways to uncover Facebook Like farms.

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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