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Roger Highfield: 80 per cent executive at the Science Museum Group / 20 per cent author, journalist and broadcaster. Views expressed here are 100 per cent his own.
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Here are a few of my latest articles. There are more in my archive.
05
Sep
What does 'race science' look like in the 21st century?
Roger Highfield, Science Director, reports on a recent discussion of the toxic fiction that is 'race science'.
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03
Sep
Hang out with the first tech hipsters - in 1660s London
Roger Highfield on how the history of bleeding edge innovation goes back much further than many realise
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26
Aug
Weird synthetic proteins could let us build new kinds of life
All living things are built from proteins created from the same 20 chemical units, called amino acids. Now, scientists at Cambridge are developing new ones
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15
Aug
SEE OUR UNIVERSE THROUGH A NEW LENS: SCIENCE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
Judge and Science Director Roger Highfield discusses the Royal Photographic Society's first Science Photographer of the Year competition
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26
Jul
Happy 100th Birthday, James Lovelock!
As we celebrate James Lovelock's 100th birthday, Roger Highfield reflects on his scientific achievements.
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20
Jul
APOLLO 11 MOON LANDING: THE MOST DIFFICULT MOMENTS
Roger Highfield, Science Director, talks to Buzz Aldrin about the tense moments before the first lunar landing on July 20, 1969
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20
Jul
COSMONAUT ALEXEI LEONOV'S RACE TO BE THE FIRST MAN ON THE MOON
What if the Soviet hammer and sickle had been the first flag on the Moon, rather than the Stars and Stripes?
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19
Jul
Buzz Aldrin, on the first moon landing
My interview with Buzz Aldrin, part of the Science Museum's Apollo 50th celebrations
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15
Jul
Science on the new 50 pound note: Turing tops the shortlist
There were many leading contenders for the honour, such as Stephen Hawking, Srinivasa Ramanujan and Dorothy Hodgkin, says Roger Highfield
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04
Jul
We are all to blame for the huge sexism problem faced by Wikipedia
Around 90 per cent of Wikipedia editors are men, while women make up only 17.8 per cent of biographies on the site. Physicist Jess Wade has a plan to change that
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