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Happy 100th birthday, James Lovelock!

https://blog.sciencemuseum.org.uk/happy-100th-birthday-james-lovelock/
By Roger Highfield

As we celebrate James Lovelock’s 100th birthday, Roger Highfield reflects on his scientific achievements.

Apollo 11 Moon landing: the most difficult moments

https://blog.sciencemuseum.org.uk/apollo-11-moon-landing-the-most-difficult-moments/
By Roger Highfield

As part of our Summer of Space, Roger Highfield, Science Director, talks to Buzz Aldrin about the tense moments before the first lunar landing on July 20, 1969.

Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov’s race to be the first man on the Moon

https://blog.sciencemuseum.org.uk/cosmonaut-alexei-leonovs-race-to-be-the-first-man-on-the-moon/
By Roger Highfield

What if the Soviet hammer and sickle had been the first flag on the Moon, rather than the Stars and Stripes? Roger Highfield, Science Director, talks to cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, who trained to be the first to walk on the Moon.

Fabiola Gianotti, Director General of CERN: on the usefulness of useless knowledge

https://blog.sciencemuseum.org.uk/fabiola-gianotti-cern-on-the-usefulness-of-useless-knowledge/
By Roger Highfield

Roger Highfield, Science Director, reflects on the Director’s Annual Dinner 2019.

European Inventor Award 2019 – vote for your favourite inventor

https://blog.sciencemuseum.org.uk/european-inventor-award-2019-vote-for-your-favourite-inventor/
By Roger Highfield

Roger Highfield, Science Director at the Science Museum Group and judge of the European Inventor Award introduces this year’s finalists and explains how to vote for your favourite.

Rise of the Quantum Compass

https://blog.sciencemuseum.org.uk/rise-of-the-quantum-compass/
By Roger Highfield

Roger Highfield, Director of External Affairs, glimpses the future of navigation.

Total immersion, creativity and the world’s best selling drug

https://blog.sciencemuseum.org.uk/total-immersion-pain-and-scientific-creativity/
By Roger Highfield

In the run up to the opening of our Medicine Galleries later this year, Roger Highfield reports on an unlikely story of how a road rage attack provided the secret of scientific success, leading to a Nobel Prize.

How Humans Evolve

https://blog.sciencemuseum.org.uk/how-humans-evolve/
By Roger Highfield

As the Science Museum prepares to open its £24m Medicine Galleries, Roger Highfield reports on a remarkable new insight into why everyone is different.

Britain’s Great Martian Adventure

https://blog.sciencemuseum.org.uk/britains-great-martian-adventure/
By Roger Highfield

The ill-fated UK hunt for Martian life that was to begin on Christmas Day 15 years ago has since grown hugely in significance, reports Roger Highfield.

Government Chief Scientist on Brexit, Gene Editing and AI

https://blog.sciencemuseum.org.uk/government-chief-scientist-on-brexit-gene-editing-and-ai/
By Bob Ward

Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government Dr Patrick Vallance spoke to Roger Highfield at the last Science Museum Lates about Brexit, gene editing and artificial intelligence.

Who would have thought that scientists are humans?

https://blog.sciencemuseum.org.uk/who-would-have-thought-that-scientists-are-humans/
By Roger Highfield

Roger Highfield, Director of External Affairs, discusses Venki Ramakrishnan’s critically-acclaimed book, Gene Machine: the Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome.

Winners show how good writing helps science to thrive

https://blog.sciencemuseum.org.uk/winners-show-how-good-writing-helps-science-to-thrive/
By Roger Highfield

Roger Highfield, Director of External Affairs, announces the winners of the Medical Research Council’s annual Max Perutz Science Writing Award.