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.
Here are a few of my latest articles. There are more in my archive.
PLANET PRIMED FOR ANIMAL INFECTIONS TO SPILLOVER INTO HUMANS
A study published today shows why changes in land use could pave the way for future disease outbreaks, reports Science Director Roger Highfield.
Coronavirus; the new normal
Tomorrow (28th July), Locomotion will be our first of our five museums to open its doors to visitors. Roger Highfield, Science Director, describes the science behind reopening
Coronavirus: how the virus changed science
Roger Highfield, Science Director, discusses how COVID-19 has highlighted the critical role of science in combating disease and how the greatest health challenge of a generation has changed science.
Coronavirus: a revolutionary vaccine
In the race to curb the pandemic, scientists are testing a new kind of vaccine. Roger Highfield talks to key figures in the ‘David and Goliath’ race for an ‘RNA vaccine’.
When we can trust computers (and when we can't)
By Peter Coveney and Roger Highfield (arXiv)
TV Cream Stays Indoors With Roger Highfield
Roger Highfield stays indoors in Greenwich to watch episode one of the ATV children’s sci-fi serial Timeslip, and then tells TV Cream all about it
Coronavirus:rise of the mini organs
Hans Clevers, pioneer in the use of organoids, talks about their role in understanding and curbing the pandemic
Coronavirus: how the virus spread worldwide
The UK has analysed more SARS-CoV-2 viruses than any other country. Science Director Roger Highfield investigates how these data can help control the virus and ultimately save lives.
coronavirus: why minority ethnic groups suffer more
Roger Highfield talks to Michael Marmot and Ajit Lalvani about why minority ethnic groups are at greater risk in the pandemic