Nowadays it can be difficult to find information you can trust on the internet. Media sources often use click bait to sway readers this way or that way. When reading scientific studies objectively, it’s important to know what to look for.

A recent article by Slate explains this by reminding us to focus on the methods, not who paid for the research. This reduces bias when evaluating research.

“Dwelling on potential sources of bias instead of deeply investigating the science perverts our ability as humans to understand the world as objectively as possible,” says writer Andrew Brown.

Don’t just look at flashy headlines. Do your research.