Heather Zeiger

Freelance Science Writer

Science • Ethics • Society

China and Technology

Read some of my articles on China, technology, AI, and global politics

Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer and the Seduction of Tectionology

Check out my latest article in CBHD’s Intersections, “The Manhattan Project and the Seduction of Technology”

Why do the stories we tell about death and dying matter?

My essay in Comment Magazine “The End of the Story” looks at who the hero of our story really is.

Science in the News

The science behind the headlines


Publications List

Creative Worlds

My background in chemistry and bioethics gives me a unique perspective on science, technology, and medicine and has influenced both my non-fiction and fiction projects.

Scientists have a precise language, and each field of science has its dialect. Bioethics, on the other hand, is multidisciplinary and requires clear, unambiguous language for a broad audience. I often serve as a translator, converting from one writing style and way of thinking to another.

I love bringing an idea to life with word pictures and stories or walking with the reader as we learn something new together.

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