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 October 2014 04:14 PM
New method of storing hearts could mean more donors
23 October 2014 07:31 PM
Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
Three-parent babies: Chief medical officer defends claim that three-person IVF is not genetic modification
22 October 2014 04:56 PM
Dame Sally Davies appears before MPs
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
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Tony Blair 'says Ed Miliband will lose 2015 general election'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Putin: The US is to blame for almost all the world's major conflicts
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