Eat chocolate. Lose weight. Yeah, right.

By now you've heard the news: people who eat chocolate are thinner than those who don't. It's the perfect news story, and one that a lot of outlets ran with — ourselves included — but it's also the kind of piece that science writer Deborah Blum says can contribute to public cynicism about science and what it does. » 3/30/12 4:00pm 3/30/12 4:00pm