Steve Connor is the Science Editor of The Independent and i. 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; four times highly 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 investigations into the tobacco industry. 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 May 2015 08:06 PM
In what is being called the 'Rosetta Stone' of prostate research, scientists have identified the genetic mutations linked with the spread of prostate cancer
Glaciers in part of Antarctic thought to be stable suddenly melting at a massive rate, say scientists
21 May 2015 06:06 PM
Many glaciers in the Southern Antarctic Peninsula have become unstable since 2009, releasing vast amounts of ice into the sea
'New beginning to the known archaeological record' as oldest stone tools ever discovered found in Kenya
20 May 2015 05:30 PM
The implements, dating back 3.3m years, predate the earliest known members of the Homo genus by about half a million years
07 May 2015 07:57 PM
More must be done to preserve the long-term viability of existing farmland, the group of leading scientists argue
Discovery of 'missing link' between the two main life-forms on Earth could explain evolution of animals, say scientists
07 May 2015 12:00 AM
'We’ve identified an organism that seems to represent a very distant cousin of ours and in doing so it tells us something about our own dark past'
Gamblers read too much into random events which leads them to make impulsive bets they are likely to lose, says study
04 May 2015 06:35 PM
Seeing patterns in things when they are not actually there becomes a toxic cocktail when combined with impulsive behaviour
Planned curbs in greenhouse gas emissions won't prevent global warming 'danger limit' being reached, warns report
04 May 2015 12:00 AM
Study says temperatures will still rise more than 2C despite planned reductions
01 May 2015 12:00 AM
Global warming to increase likelihood of 'very warm years' in England, scientists say
30 April 2015 07:00 PM
Plants and animals of South America, Australia and New Zealand are at risk
Child becomes first patient to be cured of potentially fatal illness using 3D-printed biodegradable implant
29 April 2015 07:13 PM
The boy was one of three babies in the US who underwent surgery involving the insertion of 3D printed splints into their throats
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
Australian man punched in the face for defending Muslim women from abuse on train
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
David Starkey 'tells Amal Clooney to shut up and stop over-promoting human rights'
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