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.
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.
The mystery genes that are keeping you alive
Nobody knows what around a fifth of your genes actually do. It’s hoped they could hold the secret to fixing developmental disorders, cancer, neurodegeneration, and more
AI WEATHER FORECASTING SHOWS PROMISE
Artificial intelligence has made key advances in forecasting, though it is likely to complement rather than replace existing methods, reports Science Director Roger Highfield.
EXTREME RAINFALL COULD AFFECT A QUARTER OF THE GLOBAL POPULATION
Mountains across the Northern Hemisphere will be hotspots for extreme rainfall that could affect a quarter of the world’s population
UK suffers extreme marine heatwave
Science Director Roger Highfield reports on the potential long term implications for the UK marine life, even climate, from the extreme marine heatwave in UK waters.
EARTH HEADING BEYOND ITS SAFE LIMITS FOR HUMANS
Roger Highfield, Science Director, reports on a study that finds human activities have transgressed 7 out of 8 ‘planetary boundaries’.