Martin Robbins

Here Be Dragons

How I Accidentally Invested in Big Tobacco

Or: Conclusive proof that betting against the world really does make you richer.
Martin Robbins
5.4.17
politics

The Polls Weren't the Problem—We Were

How to read the polls in 2017.
Martin Robbins
12.27.16
News

​For a Whole Bunch of Reasons, 2016 Looks Set to Be the Year of the STI

How can STI rates be up even though fewer people are having sex?
Martin Robbins
1.7.16
Here Be Dragons

Why 'Female Viagra' Isn't Actually a Great Idea

Would you take medication that increased your chances of having an orgasm if you couldn't mix it with alcohol or birth control pills?
Martin Robbins
9.4.15
Here Be Dragons

It's Ridiculously Hard to Donate Sperm to the British Government

After a year of being open, the National Sperm Bank has had just nine deposits. But the problem isn't a lack of sperm—it's that donating the stuff is ridiculously tough to do.
Martin Robbins
9.1.15
Stuff

Cutting Through the Latest Conspiracy Bullshit Surrounding Flight MH370

After months of mystery, a piece of plane presumed to be part of the famous missing aircraft turned up floating in the ocean. Predictably, it's driving everyone a bit mad.
Martin Robbins
8.11.15
Here Be Dragons

Do School Bullies Really Grow Up to Be Sexier Than the Nerds?

Look around you: Our society is practically run by jumped-up, megalomaniac dickheads. Maybe being a bully is good practice for later life?
Martin Robbins
7.30.15
tech

You Might Be Jeering at the Victims of the Ashley Madison Hack, but Watch Out: You're Next

The way the internet is going, it won't be long until all your personal information and sexual quirks are out there for the world to see.
Martin Robbins
7.29.15
Here Be Dragons

The UK National Lottery Is Basically Evil

It's basically a stealth tax on poor people.
Martin Robbins
7.14.15
Stuff

Not Expanding Heathrow Would Be Crazy, and Here's Why

Ideally, London would not have to build a brand new $78 billion island in the Thames called "Boris."
Martin Robbins
7.6.15
Here Be Dragons

Are English Schoolkids a Bunch of Racists?

A new survey has found that some kids in the UK hold worrying and warped views about immigration and Islam.
Martin Robbins
5.20.15
Here Be Dragons

How Did Everyone Get the UK Election So Wrong?

The public, the media, and the pollsters all talked themselves into believing a lie.
Martin Robbins
5.11.15
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