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.
COP28: CAN THE WORLD’S LARGEST CLIMATE CONFERENCE KEEP PLANET EARTH ON TRACK?
As 70,000 delegates gather in Dubai, the world is almost out of time to curb dangerous climate change, reports Roger Highfield
Boost life expectancy with a plant based diet
A systematic review and analysis have shown plant-based diets are healthy, complementing research that shows they benefit the planet too.
why AI is worth the risk: tackling climate change
Roger Highfield, Science Director, outlines why the key aim of today’s AI Safety Summit is to ensure that we can all enjoy the benefits of artificial intelligence.
THE UK AND THE FUTURE OF PLANET FRIENDLY CITIES
An expert meeting about nature positive, net zero cities was organised yesterday. Roger Highfield, Phil Stevenson, and Tim Littlewood reflect on the day.
Building the interplanetary internet
Science Director Roger Highfield discusses how the internet is going off world, with Queen Elizabeth Prizewinner, Vint Cerf.
From sound to brainwaves, and back again
To mark the opening of a new exhibition on the science of music, Roger Highfield discusses a remarkable experiment to reconstruct a Pink Floyd song from brain activity.
Obituary: Ian Wilmut
Ian Wilmut, who has died aged 79, was a developmental biologist who made headlines around the world when his team unveiled a lamb named Dolly that was the first mammal cloned from an adult cell.
GREENING CITIES HELPS ACHIEVE NET ZERO WITHIN A DECADE
Cities can play a key role in mitigating climate change, according to a new study, says Roger Highfield
DAWN OF GREEN AI: ANALOGUE MICROCHIPS
The computer giant IBM has developed an efficient chip that suggests the future of AI could rely on traditional ‘analogue’ computation, reports Science Director Roger Highfield.
TROPICAL FORESTS CLOSER TO DESTRUCTIVE ‘TIPPING POINT’ TEMPERATURE THAN REALISED
Tropical forest canopies are edging closer to a critical high-temperature threshold of no return.