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.
09 September 2014 06:05 PM
Bereavement can have a devastating impact on the immune systems of older people and may explain why many elderly spouses die soon after the loss of their loved ones, scientists have said.
09 September 2014 04:35 PM
Study finds fluctuations in mild and cold winters are increasing
08 September 2014 06:52 PM
The NHS says it poses extra risk because whole spine needs to be radiated - but Czech experts insist this is simply not the case
08 September 2014 12:27 PM
What is proton beam therapy?
08 September 2014 12:01 AM
Genes from wild plants growing in Fertile Crescent vital for crops, say scientists
07 September 2014 03:25 PM
With sensational claims emerging today that London's darkest 120-year-old mystery has been solved, Steve Connor takes a forensic look at the evidence
05 September 2014 07:26 PM
Steve Connor visits the pioneering clinic where Ashya will soon be treated - and is hugely impressed
05 September 2014 06:17 PM
Prague centre tried for two years to talk to health officials – without any response
04 September 2014 10:45 PM
02 September 2014 12:00 AM
Rise ascribed to change in GP techniques
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
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