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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.
22
Feb
CORONAVIRUS: HOW THE UK WON THE VACCINE RACE
How do you know which vaccine research to back when a pandemic starts? Roger Highfield, Science Director, talks to Kate Bingham, former chair of the UK Government's Vaccine Taskforce.
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18
Feb
Coronavirus: how dead virus can save lives
A traditional kind of vaccine is being readied for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Roger Highfield finds out about Europe’s first ‘inactivated virus’ vaccine
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11
Feb
coronavirus: the one-shot vaccine
Roger Highfield, Science Director, talks to the scientist behind the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine that requires only a single dose.
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10
Feb
COVID-19: A SYMPTOM OF GAIA’S SICKNESS?
Before James Lovelock's event at the Manchester Science Festival, Science Museum Group's Science Director Roger Highfield talks to him about Gaia, his work in Manchester and climate change.
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04
Feb
coronavirus: the global covid19 observatory
For the first time, scientists can see a pandemic evolve in real time at the genetic level, revealing ‘variants of concern’ while guarding for large-scale genetic changes in COVID-19
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28
Jan
coronavirus:rise of the mutants
Mutant versions of the SARS-CoV-2 virus have set off alarms worldwide. Science Director Roger Highfield talks to one of the laboratories racing to find out what these variants mean
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21
Jan
Coronavirus: the climate connection
The pandemic has led to the steepest slowdown in human activity since the Second World War. Science Director, Roger Highfield, asks what this means for climate change
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19
Jan
Dame Margaret Weston obituary
First female director of a national museum who broke new ground by taking cultural treasures to the entire country
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04
Jan
Light-based quantum computer takes minutes to do a 2.5 billion year task
Roger Highfield, Science Director, discusses the latest milestone in quantum computing with Prof Chao-Yang Lu
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22
Dec
CORONAVIRUS: RNA TO THE RESCUE
The UK is the first country to give temporary authorisation to the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. Roger Highfield, Science Director, talks to Dr Berkeley Phillips, UK Medical Director of Pfizer.
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