Steve Connor

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.

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Just 39 per cent of research studied could be reproduced universally

Study reveals that a lot of psychology research really is just 'psycho-babble'

Of 100 studies, more than half could not be reproduced using the same method

Knut the polar bear, who drowned in 2011 in his outdoor enclosure

Mystery of celebrity polar bear Knut's death finally solved

Scientists say wild polar bears may also suffer the same brain disorder as Knut

There are no current cures for dementia

Dementia sufferers start losing their memory up to three years before disease takes hold

Those who developed dementia begin to lose awareness of their own memory abilities several years before being diagnosed

Digital image of the first 3D computer modelled tumour

Battle against cancer: Scientists develop first 3D computer model of how a solid tumour grows

The virtual tumour allows researchers to imagine what happens when cancer cells begin to divide and mutate within a solid structure

Joe Acheson, pictured, will live in the wireless station used by Guglielmo Marconi

Musician to take up 'sound residency' in Cornwall hut where Guglielmo Marconi transmitted first radio signal over the horizon

He will record the natural and man-made sounds of the Lizard coastline

Researchers have made many attempts in the past at making broader vaccines without success

Flu: Breakthrough as multi-strain vaccine raises prospect of 'universal' protection against virus

Currently, seasonal flu vaccines are designed against specific viral strains

The report notes the ‘substantial inequality’ within the post-war baby boomer generation

Baby boomers at risk of becoming problem drinkers in their old age, study says

A survey of pensioners in London found a third of them are regular drinkers

The Meteorological Office at Prince's House, Kingsway, London

Met Office loses BBC contract: Broadcaster gives no reason for ending 100-year relationship

'What’s the Point of...?' questioned the forecaster's scientific credentials

Wooly Mammoth's lived during the last Ice Age, feeding on tundra vegetation

Mammoth ivory trade: Should the prehistoric species be protected – to save the elephant?

Some Chinese ivory traders pass off illegal elephant tusks as mammoth ivory

A million people will be living with dementia in less than 10 years time

Warnings of dementia epidemic could be overblown, admit scientists

A review of five previous studies has found signs that the number of people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia is 'stabilising'

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