Heather Zeiger

Heather Zeiger is a freelance science writer with advanced degrees in chemistry and bioethics. She writes on the intersection of science, culture, and technology.

Recent blog posts by this author

The FDA Carefully Manipulates the News You Receive

How “The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it,” said Neil deGrasse Tyson, the American astrophysicist and science communicator. Which is true as far as it goes; it doesn’t apply to press releases from...

The 7 Deadly Sins of Social Media

Social networks do best when they tap into one of the seven deadly sins. Facebook is ego. Zynga is sloth. LinkedIn is greed. ~ Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn (2011) The Atlantic’s Robinson Meyer suggests that Hoffman’s tongue-in-...