Gary Taubes is an American science writer. From an initial focus on physics issues, his career has moved increasingly toward medicine and nutrition. He is the author of Nobel Dreams (1987), Bad Science: The Short Life and Weird Times of Cold Fusion (1993), and Good Calories, Bad Calories (2007), which is titled The Diet Delusion in the UK. His newest book, released in 2017, is titled The Case Against Sugar.
The National Association of Science Writers has three times given Taubes its Science in Society Award, and in 1996-97 he received an MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellowship. Taubes studied applied physics at Harvard and aerospace engineering at Stanford. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. His work has frequently appeared in Discover, Science, and other publications.