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Science Reveals the Evolutionary Origins of the Perfect Body Image

Biology, not advertising, explains our understanding of beauty.

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Despite the Alarming Studies, E-Cigarettes Are a Win for Public Health

The science actually says something much more positive.

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The Simple Reason Bill Nye Needs to Keep Debating Anti-Science Clowns

Science needs this.

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Michelle Obama is No Match For the Power Of Junk Food and School Lunches

Marketing healthy food to kids won't make them any slimmer.

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The Truth About E-Cigarettes

Scientists have yet to find that electronic cigarettes pose a significant health risk to users. 'National Geographic' seems to think that's a reason to panic.

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Have Fruitflies Shown Us How To Cure Memory Loss?

A new study suggests that our diets could be the key to reversing memory loss.

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40% of Americans Ask Dr. Google For Health Advice, But It's a Really Bad Idea

Self-diagnosing online is not a good idea. Not even a little bit.

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You Should Take That Unpaid Internship

Working for free early in your career is an incredible opportunity to create a professional identity for yourself.

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Obesity Crisis 2013: Is The American Diet Causing Mental Disorders?

Judging by the evidence, the answer might be yes.

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How to Avoid a Hangover

Drinking is fun. Hangovers are not, especially when you're a working millennial. Here's how you avoid them.

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The Biggest Loser Season 14 Finale: Show Promotes Bad Science, Stereotypes

The hit reality show is based on bad science, starvation diets, and excessive exercise and sends the wrong message to people who want to lose weight.

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Paleo Diet: Should You Eat Like Ancient Man, Or is the Diet a Paleofantasy?

Should we eat and exercise like our ancestors? One biologist says no, and she's wrong.

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Obesity Crisis Over? Children Now Eating Fewer Carbohydrates

The CDC reports that American children are eating less than they did a decade ago, but what's more important is that they're eating fewer carbohydrates.

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3 Myths on Obesity Debunked by Prominent Scientists

Everything you think you know about eating healthily, weight loss, and obesity is wrong. At least, it is if you learned it on the internet and not from a scientist.

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Farm Bill Cuts $22 Million From Organic Food Funding: Taxpayers Don't Have to Pay For Overpriced Food Labels

Congress cut $22 million in funds for the National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program from the new farm bill extension this year. Here's why this may actually be a good thing for taxpayers.

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Should We Shame Fat People Into Losing Weight? One Researcher Thinks So

An obesity researcher says fat people need to be shamed into losing weight. Here's why that's a dumb idea.

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Why So Many New Year's Weight Loss Resolutions Fail

Why do we make New Year's diet resolutions that we give up on after only the first month? Here's the science behind the failed New Year's diet.

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Why Vaccines Should Be Mandatory For Most Americans

Vaccines prevent the spread of disease and save lives, and most Americans should be required to get them.

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Thanksgiving 2012: Obesity in America is Not Caused By Thanksgiving Dinner

Blaming holiday indulgence for obesity is just as wrongheaded as blaming soda or fast food: Obesity is not caused by Thanksgiving.

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Obama vs Romney: Vote for Mitt Romney if You Care About Science

Since President Obama has spent the last four years thumbing his nose at science, the fact remains that Romney is the better choice between the two candidates.

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Halloween Candy 2012: Health Food Needs to Get the Helloween Out of Here

In defense of eating a whole bunch of candy on Halloween.

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Sex Selection of Fetuses is a Parental Right

There's nothing wrong with soon-to-be parents choosing the sex of their baby.

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How Progressive Politics Are Killing Science

Progressive politics is the biggest threat to science, according to two science writers.

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Prop 37 California GMO: California Food Labeling Proposal is Still Bogus

California's GM food labeling proposal has nothing to do with science.

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Americans Are Science Illiterate, But More Science in Schools Will Not Make Us Smarter

Higher science education standards aren't the answer to America's science literacy problem.

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Bill Nye the Science Guy Endorses Obama and Shoots Science Education in the Foot

Bill Nye harmed his own cause by endorsing President Obama's re-election bid.

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Public Smoking Bans are Bogus: San Francisco Proposes New Anti-Smoking Law

San Francisco wants to enact a new public smoking ban, but they have to ignore a whole bunch of science to do it.

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Obese Kids Taken Away From Their Parents By the Government

Childhood obesity is a real problem, but taking kids out of their homes is a stupid idea.

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Kanye West and Ted Nugent Are Idiots: 5 Reasons Why Politics and Music Do Not Mix

Five reasons why you shouldn't care what musicians think about politics.

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Facebook and Your Health: Excessive FB Use Will Not Make You More Depressed

Does all that time you spend on Facebook put you at risk for depression? No, says a new study.

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Secret Workout Routine: No, Exercise Really Can't Reduce Obesity

Can exercise help you lose weight? A nutritionist responds.

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Why Exercise Doesn't Actually Help You Lose Weight

Exercise is often treated like a guaranteed way to lose weight, but the evidence isn't all that clear.

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How to Quit Smoking: Don't Listen to Graphic Cigarette Ads

The FDA is set to introduce graphic warnings to cigarette packs, but the agency's new policy won't help smokers kick the habit

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Creationism Uses Dinosaurs to Lure Kids Into Radical Ideas, But Scientists Should Not Care Too Much

A creation museum has recruited Dinosaurs for its new billboard campaign, but so what? Science has bigger problems to deal with.

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Mad Men Season 5 Finale: What Happens Next?

Following the dramatic end of Mad Men's fifth season, what will we see next?

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Zombie Apocalypse: Following Miami 'Face Eating' Attack, Government Says Drug Use Causes Cannibalism (Satire)

Following last week's vicious Miami face-eating attack, the federal government is adding a weapon to its arsenal in the war on drugs: cannibalism.

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Exercise Tips: 4 Non-Lame Ways To Get Active And Stay Healthy

Exercise doesn't have to be a chore. Here are 4 ways to make it fun.

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Obesity Does Not Lead to Heart Disease: New Study

It's time to lay off our judgements of obese people and broaden our thinking about weight and health.

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Saturated Fat is Not Bad For Your Brain, and You've Been Lied to

Contrary to recent claims in the news, saturated fat isn't bad for your brain. And it might even be beneficial.

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Coffee Helps You Live Longer: It Also Curbs Cancer and Grows the Economy

Drink coffee because it's good, but don't treat the drink like it's a health miracle.

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Ron Paul Wins Idaho? State Election Exemplifies Libertarian's Successful Delegate Strategy

Ron Paul's strategy in Idaho illustrates how the Texas Congressman will influence Republican politics long in the future.

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Everything HBO's 'Weight of the Nation' Got Wrong About Obesity

HBO's new obesity documentary has generated a lot attention, but the film gets many things wrong about the obesity epidemic.

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Why Telling People to Exercise Won't Reduce Obesity

Exercising and eating can help reduce obesity, but the government can't force us to do either.

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Study: Obesity Could Cost Americans $550 Billion by 2030, But That's Not the Full Story

A new study claims 42 percent of Americans could be obese by 2030, at a cost of $550 billion, but obesity does not necessarily cause high health costs.

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5 Healthy Eating Myths

Don't drink diet soda, whole grains are healthy, and the top five misconceptions about healthy eating.

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What Ron Paul and Libertarians Share in Common With Scientists

RealClearScience editor Alex Berezow says Dems and the GOP are both anti-science in their own way, and explains what Ron Paul has in common with scientists.

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Alcohol Advertising Does Not Cause Underage Drinking

Anybody who says alcohol ads cause underage drinking isn't paying attention to the evidence.

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Soda Is Not the #1 Cause of Obesity

There's no doubt that soda makes us fat, but treating it as the primary cause of obesity could actually exacerbate the problem.

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Mad Cow Disease Outbreak Prompts USDA to Ban All Beef Consumption [Satire]

In response to growing concern about Mad Cow Disease, the USDA has banned beef consumption, but not for the reason you may think.

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Is Obesity the New Acceptable Discrimination?

It's still acceptable to discriminate against fat people today, and the anti-obesity crusade is proof.

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Can Fat People Be Healthy?

Fat people are often assumed to be unhealthy, but the association between obesity and poor health isn't as strong as it seems.

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Does Salt Make You Fat?

A new study suggests that the high sodium content of fast food is unhealthy, but there's little evidence to support this hypothesis.

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Miley Cyrus Gluten Free Diet is a Hoax, and 3 Other Weight Loss Scams

From gluten-free to vegetarian diets, here are the 4 worst diets to avoid if you want to lose weight and stay healthy.

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Ron Paul Will Still Influence 2012 Presidential Race

Now that former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum is out of the race, Paul has an even greater opportunity to influence the outcome of the 2012 Presidential Election.

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Donald Trump Says Autism Caused by Childhood Vaccinations

Donald Trump says childhood vaccination is the cause of autism, but here are four reasons why he's completely wrong.

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Sugar Is Toxic, Says Dietary Scientist Robert Lustig on 60 Minutes

Controversial research suggests that sugar is toxic, and the media is rightly paying attention.

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Pink Slime is Still Safe Despite Beef Products Inc. Factory Closures

Beef Products Incorporated has announced it is suspending production of its beef amidst the pink slime controversy, but the facts about pink slime haven't changed: It is not harmful.

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Will Chocolate Help You Lose Weight?

Chocolate is definitely tasty. But if you need a science-y reason to eat a candy bar, you're still out of luck.

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Study: Obesity Related Diseases Do Not Raise Health Care Costs

A new study claims that obesity-related health care costs will soon overwhelm federal spending, but that's probably not the case.

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4 Ways to Know if Internet Health Advice is Real

There is a lot of bad health advice on the internet. Here are a few rules that will help you avoid it when browsing Google.

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4 Reasons Not To Binge Drink On St. Patrick's Day

If you plan to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day, here are a few reasons why drinking yourself silly isn't the best way to go about it.

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Pink Slime in Schools is No Problem

Schools may soon be serving "pink slime" for lunch. Here are few reasons why that isn't a big deal.

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Red Meat Does Not Raise Risk of Cancer, Heart Disease

A new suggests that red meat consumption is linked to cancer and heart disease, but a little fact checking is in order.

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Coca Cola and Pepsi Caramel Color Won't Give You Cancer

Soda isn't good for you, but California public health advocates are exaggerating the risks of drinking a can of Coke.

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GMO Foods: Why We Shouldn't Label (Or Worry About) Genetically Modified Products

Genetically modified foods are harmless, and there is no reason to put labels on them in the grocery store.

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Gary Taubes, Tom Naughton and the Top 5 People Doing the Most to Address Obesity

There are a lot of people proposing solutions to the obesity epidemic. Here are the top 5 individuals when it comes to health and nutrition.

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Why Politicians and CEOs Make Bad Decisions

Powerful people often make poor decisions. Scientists may know why, and what we can do about it.

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CDC Sugar Report Doesn't Go Far Enough to Address the U.S. Obesity Crisis

A new CDC report warns that American's eat too much sugar, but stopped short of offering a real solution to the obesity problem.

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As Arizona, Michigan Primaries Approach, Don't Count Ron Paul Out

Political analysts say Ron Paul is effectively out of the race, but they're wrong. Paul currently holds second place in the delegate count.

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Utah E-Cigarette Ban Based On Junk Science

Add Utah to the list of states attacking e-cigarettes without evidence.

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Don't Take Qnexa To Lose Weight and Solve Obesity, Change Your Diet

A healthy diet is a better solution to obesity than powerful and potentially dangerous drugs.

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Ron Paul Wins CNN Arizona Republican Debate

A convincing defense of liberty helped Paul take down his opponents in Wednesday's debate.

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The Health Benefits of Call of Duty and Mario: Video Games Make Society A Better Place

Despite their often negative press, video games make life better for everyone.

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To Curb Health Care Costs and National Debt, Barack Obama Promises Tobacco Free America In Second Term [Satire]

An anonymous source in the White House told PolicyMic: "As long we use big words and our press releases sound real science-y, we can get away with almost anything."

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Not Problematic That Climate Change Skeptic Heartland Institute Took Donations From Microsoft and GM

The libertarian Heartland Institute came under fire Wednesday for its controversial climate change policy, but keep a few things to keep in mind before casting judgement.

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"Persecuted" Atheists in America Need a New Perspective

Atheists say they face discrimination in America, but in other parts of the world, people are killed for their religious convictions.

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Smoking Causes Brain Damage? Why We Need Better Science Journalism

Media coverage of a recent study linking smoking to brain damage illustrates the problem with science journalism.

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Government Should Not Regulate Sugar Like Alcohol Or Tobacco to Curb Obesity

A team of scientists say sugar should be regulated like tobacco or alcohol, but their argument is inconsistent and dangerous.

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Flawed Studies Link Diet Soda To Weight Gain, Heart Attacks

Two bad studies and shrill media coverage wrongly linked diet soda to weight gain and poor cardiovascular health.

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Hawaii Legislation Highlights How E-Cigarette Taxes Are Anything But Productive

Hawaii's effort to restrict e-cigarette use is based on bad science loaded with unintended consequences.

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Environmentalists Shouldn't Fear a GOP President

Environmentalists are worried that a Republican president will stifle efforts to stop climate change, but they're wrong.

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Democrats Should Vote For Ron Paul Instead of Barack Obama In 2012 Presidential Race

Paul is the only candidate in either party that will advance several key policies which progressives really care about.

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GOP Candidates Vie For "Most Conservative" Title In South Carolina Presidential Debate

Thursday's debate in South Carolina offered little of note, except each candidate fighting to prove their conservatism.

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Are Politicians Hostile to Science?

Democrats and Republicans constantly show an uncomfortable relationship with scientific facts. Is there one party more anti-science than the other?

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Kanye West, Fred Durst, Matt Damon and Other Celebrities Should Stay Out Of Politics

They're rich, (usually) talented, and adored by millions of fans around the world. But, here are some reasons celebrities should not enter the political arena.

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The 5 Dumbest Product Bans Of 2011

Local, state, and federal governments ban all sorts of products each year. Here are the most ridiculous examples.

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It's Free Market Time For Science, Cut Publicly Funded Science

The costs of publicly funded science outweigh the benefits. It's time to eliminate it.

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Why David Frum Is Wrong About Obesity

We are capable of living healthy lives on our own, and we should be taking steps to get the government out of our personal lives.

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Internet Piracy is Not the Problem: It's Time To Eliminate Intellectual Property

Intellectual property harms consumers and stifles innovation, so let's get rid of it.

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How The Government Has Caused America's Obesity Problem

The federal government provides poor dietary advice, including putting a false emphasis on low-fat, calorie-restricted meals.

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Ron Paul Newsletter Wrongly Painting Him As Racist

A racist Ron Paul exists only in the minds of his critics.

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War On Christmas Doesn't Exist

The war on Christmas is a myth, and it's time we all acknowledge it as such.

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Parents Television Council Wrongly Attacks Howard Stern and NBC

Conservative activists are unhappy with NBC for hiring Howard Stern for America's Got Talent. But they should mind their own business.

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Ban On Using Cell Phones While Driving Is Uncalled For

Cellphone bans don't make the road safer, but that isn't stopping the government from jumping on the banning bandwagon.

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GOP Should Adopt Ron Paul's Foreign Policy

Ron Paul is the only Republican with a conservative foreign policy, and the GOP should follow his lead.

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E-Cigarette Bans Are Absurd

E-cigarettes could save thousands of lives, and the anti-smoking lobby is standing in the way without a shred of evidence to support their cause.

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