Steve Connor is the Science Editor of The Independent. He has won many awards for his journalism, including five-times winner of the prestigious British science writers’ award; the David Perlman Award of the American Geophysical Union; twice commended as specialist journalist of the year in the UK Press Awards; UK health journalist of the year and a special merit award of the European School of Oncology for his investigative journalism. He has a degree in zoology from the University of Oxford and has a special interest in genetics and medical science, human evolution and origins, climate change and the environment.
21 October 2014 06:10 PM
We cannot see radioactive contamination without the help of specialised equipment, but the mere risk of it being present is nevertheless enough for the authorities to evacuate inhabitants within a certain radius of the stricken plant.
Human intestine grown in mouse for first time as scientists say there is hope to create 'spare parts' for people
20 October 2014 12:00 AM
Whole organs, composed of a complex arrangement of specialised tissues, could one day be made inside a patient’s body
19 October 2014 06:03 PM
'You have to visualise these French postdocs thinking it over a Friday beer,' Professor Duboule says
Jack the Ripper: Scientist who claims to have identified notorious killer has 'made serious DNA error'
19 October 2014 12:00 AM
17 October 2014 03:19 PM
One expert says aim was to immunise frontline healthcare workers and other first responders in West Africa by January
16 October 2014 07:03 PM
Cambridge study shows brain-damaged patients responding to simple new test
15 October 2014 07:01 PM
The giant Sthenurus – dead for 30,000 years – was three times the size of the modern-day kangaroo
15 October 2014 12:00 AM
Phase one surgery trial to cure macular degeneration hailed as a success
13 October 2014 05:59 PM
Kary Mullis’s LSD-inspired invention changed the world, but his take on HIV is controversial
09 October 2014 07:00 PM
The researchers carried out a genetic analysis of the tumour cells from seven lung-cancer patients and found a surprising variation within each tumour
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Jose Manuel Barroso warns David Cameron against making 'historic mistake' over immigration reforms
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