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Heather Frank

Heather Frank

Heather is a science correspondent for WORLD. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the University of Maryland, and Carnegie Mellon University. She has worked in both food and chemical product development, and currently works as a research chemist. Heather resides with her family in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Articles by Heather Frank
Next-level astronaut food

Next-level astronaut food

NASA’s Deep Space Food Challenge winners push culinary innovation to its limits

The FDA approves the first oral treatment for Clostridioides difficile infections

A technology that fuses mixed plastics could revolutionize recycling, but questions remain about its economic feasibility

SCIENCE | A common bacteria could help shrink tumors


BACKGROUNDER | Evaluating environmental claims about natural gas cooking amid a regulatory clampdown

As NASA chugs along with missions to the moon and beyond, experts weigh in on the international frenzy to explore space

SCIENCE | Scientists hope a blood test can improve treatment

Intelligent design experts push back against evolutionary hypotheses

Christian psychiatrists and counselors weigh in on a study showing huge declines in high schoolers’ mental well-being

SCIENCE | High rate of brain degeneration seen in former NFL players