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.
06 March 2014 04:18 PM
Scientists have carried out the first controlled medical experiment in 40 years with the hallucinogenic drug LSD which they used as part of a psychotherapy course to treat severe depression in terminally ill cancer patients.
04 March 2014 06:21 PM
The discovery in Australia of a tiny grain of zircon dating back to 4.374 billion years ago tells us much about the planet’s formative years
Scientists revive giant 30,000-year-old virus from Siberian permafrost – and say it could signal return of smallpox in modern times
04 March 2014 01:52 PM
The virus had lain dormant since the age of Neanderthals – but became infectious again when thawed
03 March 2014 08:00 PM
People who live in ethnically diverse streets are less racially prejudiced than individuals living in highly segregated areas and their increased tolerance is due directly to the experience of a more integrated society, a study has found.
02 March 2014 05:59 PM
Floods and climate chance will be responsible for 30 per cent of losses by the same time, a study has found
27 February 2014 06:11 PM
Procedure designed to prevent babies born through IVF from inheriting mitochondrial defects
The search for 'Earth 2.0' continues apace as Nasa announces the discovery of four new 'Goldilocks' planets, taking the known total to nine
27 February 2014 04:41 PM
The search for “Earth 2.0” – another watery planet with life – has come a step closer with the discovery of 715 new planets orbiting stars beyond our own Solar System, Nasa scientists said.
Now the two most famous scientific institutions in Britain and the US agree: 'Climate change is more certain than ever'
27 February 2014 12:31 AM
Climate change is one of the defining issues of our time and the indisputable warming of the world over the past century is largely the result of human activities, according to the two most august science bodies in Britain and the United States.
Government's £4m fund to dredge rivers in Somerset could only have 'marginal' effects on future flooding, experts warn
25 February 2014 12:03 AM
A government plan to begin the dredging of two rivers in the flooded Somerset Levels was taken without seeking the advice of senior engineers in charge of flood defences who happen to believe that the £4 million project will bring only “marginal benefits”, it has emerged.
17 February 2014 04:31 PM
Strip mining and vacuum mining
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
British jihadist calls for 'flag of Islam' over Downing Street and Buckingham Palace
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
There’s a nasty smell in the political air – and it’s coming from the Tories
- 1 Howard Jacobson: Let’s see the 'criticism' of Israel for what it really is
- 2 Gingers face extinction due to climate change, scientists warn
- 3 Brazil vs Germany World Cup 2014: In defence of Mesut Ozil - the Arsenal midfielder works magic in the shadows
- 4 Pornhub pleads with users to stop uploading videos of Brazil 'getting f**ked by Germany' in the World Cup
- 5 Give childhood back to children: if we want our offspring to have happy, productive and moral lives, we must allow more time for play, not less