Martin Robbins

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
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
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
Here Be Dragons

The Sad Futility of Trying to Prevent Planes From Crashing

You can't design every single possible death out of a system, as Germanwings flight 4U9525 showed.
Martin Robbins
3.27.15
Here Be Dragons

This New Face-Detection Technology Could Redefine What It Means to Leave Your House

Which is a pretty fucking terrifying thought.
Martin Robbins
2.27.15
Here Be Dragons

Could Being Middle Class Kill You?

Working-class people may skip the odd vaccine, but it takes middle-class Californians to be so colossally moronic as to throw measles parties.
Martin Robbins
2.12.15
The Future According to VICE

Is the West Approaching the Point Where It Doesn't Need Religion Anymore?

Christianity is in a slow, long-term decline.
Martin Robbins
1.16.15
Here Be Dragons

Sexual Abuse Is a Far Bigger Problem Than False Rape Allegations

Widespread and unjustified skepticism about rape claims could make victims fearful of reporting such a serious crime.
Martin Robbins
12.3.14
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