Biology, not advertising, explains our understanding of beauty.
The science actually says something much more positive.
Science needs this.
Marketing healthy food to kids won't make them any slimmer.
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.
A new study suggests that our diets could be the key to reversing memory loss.
Self-diagnosing online is not a good idea. Not even a little bit.
Working for free early in your career is an incredible opportunity to create a professional identity for yourself.
Judging by the evidence, the answer might be yes.
Drinking is fun. Hangovers are not, especially when you're a working millennial. Here's how you avoid them.
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.
Should we eat and exercise like our ancestors? One biologist says no, and she's wrong.
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.
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.
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.
An obesity researcher says fat people need to be shamed into losing weight. Here's why that's a dumb idea.
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.
Vaccines prevent the spread of disease and save lives, and most Americans should be required to get them.
Blaming holiday indulgence for obesity is just as wrongheaded as blaming soda or fast food: Obesity is not caused by Thanksgiving.
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.
In defense of eating a whole bunch of candy on Halloween.
There's nothing wrong with soon-to-be parents choosing the sex of their baby.
Progressive politics is the biggest threat to science, according to two science writers.
California's GM food labeling proposal has nothing to do with science.
Higher science education standards aren't the answer to America's science literacy problem.
Bill Nye harmed his own cause by endorsing President Obama's re-election bid.
San Francisco wants to enact a new public smoking ban, but they have to ignore a whole bunch of science to do it.
Childhood obesity is a real problem, but taking kids out of their homes is a stupid idea.
Five reasons why you shouldn't care what musicians think about politics.
Does all that time you spend on Facebook put you at risk for depression? No, says a new study.
Can exercise help you lose weight? A nutritionist responds.
Exercise is often treated like a guaranteed way to lose weight, but the evidence isn't all that clear.
The FDA is set to introduce graphic warnings to cigarette packs, but the agency's new policy won't help smokers kick the habit
A creation museum has recruited Dinosaurs for its new billboard campaign, but so what? Science has bigger problems to deal with.
Following the dramatic end of Mad Men's fifth season, what will we see next?
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.
Exercise doesn't have to be a chore. Here are 4 ways to make it fun.
It's time to lay off our judgements of obese people and broaden our thinking about weight and health.
Contrary to recent claims in the news, saturated fat isn't bad for your brain. And it might even be beneficial.
Drink coffee because it's good, but don't treat the drink like it's a health miracle.
Ron Paul's strategy in Idaho illustrates how the Texas Congressman will influence Republican politics long in the future.
HBO's new obesity documentary has generated a lot attention, but the film gets many things wrong about the obesity epidemic.
Exercising and eating can help reduce obesity, but the government can't force us to do either.
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.
Don't drink diet soda, whole grains are healthy, and the top five misconceptions about healthy eating.
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.
Anybody who says alcohol ads cause underage drinking isn't paying attention to the evidence.
There's no doubt that soda makes us fat, but treating it as the primary cause of obesity could actually exacerbate the problem.
In response to growing concern about Mad Cow Disease, the USDA has banned beef consumption, but not for the reason you may think.
It's still acceptable to discriminate against fat people today, and the anti-obesity crusade is proof.
Fat people are often assumed to be unhealthy, but the association between obesity and poor health isn't as strong as it seems.
A new study suggests that the high sodium content of fast food is unhealthy, but there's little evidence to support this hypothesis.
From gluten-free to vegetarian diets, here are the 4 worst diets to avoid if you want to lose weight and stay healthy.
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.
Donald Trump says childhood vaccination is the cause of autism, but here are four reasons why he's completely wrong.
Controversial research suggests that sugar is toxic, and the media is rightly paying attention.
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.
Chocolate is definitely tasty. But if you need a science-y reason to eat a candy bar, you're still out of luck.
A new study claims that obesity-related health care costs will soon overwhelm federal spending, but that's probably not the case.
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.
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.
Schools may soon be serving "pink slime" for lunch. Here are few reasons why that isn't a big deal.
A new suggests that red meat consumption is linked to cancer and heart disease, but a little fact checking is in order.
Soda isn't good for you, but California public health advocates are exaggerating the risks of drinking a can of Coke.
Genetically modified foods are harmless, and there is no reason to put labels on them in the grocery store.
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.
Powerful people often make poor decisions. Scientists may know why, and what we can do about it.
A new CDC report warns that American's eat too much sugar, but stopped short of offering a real solution to the obesity problem.
Political analysts say Ron Paul is effectively out of the race, but they're wrong. Paul currently holds second place in the delegate count.
Add Utah to the list of states attacking e-cigarettes without evidence.
A healthy diet is a better solution to obesity than powerful and potentially dangerous drugs.
A convincing defense of liberty helped Paul take down his opponents in Wednesday's debate.
Despite their often negative press, video games make life better for everyone.
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."
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.
Atheists say they face discrimination in America, but in other parts of the world, people are killed for their religious convictions.
Media coverage of a recent study linking smoking to brain damage illustrates the problem with science journalism.
A team of scientists say sugar should be regulated like tobacco or alcohol, but their argument is inconsistent and dangerous.
Two bad studies and shrill media coverage wrongly linked diet soda to weight gain and poor cardiovascular health.
Hawaii's effort to restrict e-cigarette use is based on bad science loaded with unintended consequences.
Environmentalists are worried that a Republican president will stifle efforts to stop climate change, but they're wrong.
Paul is the only candidate in either party that will advance several key policies which progressives really care about.
Thursday's debate in South Carolina offered little of note, except each candidate fighting to prove their conservatism.
Democrats and Republicans constantly show an uncomfortable relationship with scientific facts. Is there one party more anti-science than the other?
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.
Local, state, and federal governments ban all sorts of products each year. Here are the most ridiculous examples.
The costs of publicly funded science outweigh the benefits. It's time to eliminate it.
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.
Intellectual property harms consumers and stifles innovation, so let's get rid of it.
The federal government provides poor dietary advice, including putting a false emphasis on low-fat, calorie-restricted meals.
A racist Ron Paul exists only in the minds of his critics.
The war on Christmas is a myth, and it's time we all acknowledge it as such.
Conservative activists are unhappy with NBC for hiring Howard Stern for America's Got Talent. But they should mind their own business.
Cellphone bans don't make the road safer, but that isn't stopping the government from jumping on the banning bandwagon.
Ron Paul is the only Republican with a conservative foreign policy, and the GOP should follow his lead.