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.
24 November 2014 05:20 PM
Political situation has made submersible surveys tricky
24 November 2014 04:34 PM
Study could help discover new forms of pain relief
23 November 2014 08:42 PM
The 370-mile 'natural water grid' would cost about £14bn to construct but would provide a boost to jobs and local economies on its route
21 November 2014 11:07 PM
Steve Connor is treated to a tour de force from the woman who helped divert the Microsoft billions to those most in need
21 November 2014 05:41 PM
Senior science advisers write in praise of controversial mitochondrial transfer technique
Four years of excruciating seizures caused by the 1cm tapeworm found burrowing through a man's brain
21 November 2014 01:00 AM
Only 300 cases of Spirometra erinaceieuropaei have been reported worldwide - and never in Britain
20 November 2014 05:58 PM
Freak temperature fluctuations are a new danger
19 November 2014 06:00 PM
“Our results suggest that the banking industry undermines the honesty norm"
17 November 2014 08:00 PM
Despite other scientists calling for caution over findings, researchers say chemical may cause similar changes in people
16 November 2014 09:13 PM
Britain is set to become the first country in the world to allow a procedure that promises to prevent inherited disorders being passed on. But from the US comes a warning that we may be acting prematurely
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
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- 2 Black Friday 2014: Opening times for Asda, John Lewis, PC World, GAME and Argos
- 3 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 4 Jeremy Hunt: 'I took my children to A&E because I didn't want to wait for GP appointment'
- 5 Girl, 7, gets Tesco to remove 'stupid' sign suggesting superheroes are 'for boys'