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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.
02
Dec
Deforestation pushes amazon towards tipping point
Science Director Roger Highfield talks to Brazilian climate scientist Patricia Pinho about the profound implications for biodiversity, indigenous people, and global climate.
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02
Dec
COVID-19: PREPARING FOR THE NEXT PANDEMIC
Our Science Director, Roger Highfield, talks about an extraordinary new proposal with Dr Richard Hatchett, Chief Executive Officer of CEPI, the world’s largest vaccine development initiative.
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02
Dec
Deforestation pushes amazon towards tipping point
Science Director Roger Highfield talks to Brazilian climate scientist Patricia Pinho about the profound implications for biodiversity, indigenous people, and global climate.
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23
Nov
COVID19:towards a clean air revolution
A study has shown the value of clean air, and also how filtration can curb antibiotic resistance in hospitals. Our Science Director Roger Highfield talks to Vilas Navapurkar about its findings.
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15
Nov
COP26 VERDICT: SOME PROGRESS, BUT NOT ENOUGH
The historic ‘Glasgow Climate Pact’ agreed at COP26 is more than some expected, but falls short of what many had hoped.
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03
Nov
COVID-19: HOW THE VIRUS SPREADS AMONG VACCINATED PEOPLE
A pioneering UK study shows how the highly transmissible Delta strain spreads from person to person, even among vaccinated people, and details how rapidly vaccine immunity wanes
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16
Oct
Earth at a tipping point
To mark the opening of Amazônia, Roger Highfield talks to Prof Tim Lenton about why the fate of the Amazon rainforest is a global concern as it approaches a climate tipping point.
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13
Oct
The COVID-19 pandemic: when science collided with politics, culture and the human imagination
Roger Highfield organised a special COVID-19 issue of the journal Interface Focus
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11
Oct
CAN WE FEED THE WORLD WITHOUT WRECKING IT?
A milestone international survey of public attitudes conducted for the museum reveals concern about food waste but widespread lack of understanding. Roger Highfield, Science Director, reports
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17
Sep
Marcus du Sautoy and Roger Highfield on Thinking Better
Oxford mathematician Marcus du Sautoy interrogates his passion for shortcuts in this fresh and fascinating guide in conversation with Roger Highfield.
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