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.
01 September 2014 05:09 PM
Huge boulders found on the island where they shouldn't be
Medical dilemma of 'three-parent babies': Fertility clinic investigates health of teenagers it helped to be conceived through controversial IVF technique
25 August 2014 09:55 PM
Donor eggs could be used as a way of ensuring that women with mitochondrial defects do not pass on the mutations to their children
25 August 2014 09:07 PM
Sharon Saarinen gave birth to Alana after four failed IVF attempts. But doubts remain about the technique her clinic used
25 August 2014 12:54 AM
Development that could one day be used to provide replacement organs for people with weakened immune systems
21 August 2014 07:00 PM
The world would be an even warmer place had it not been for a change in the water currents of the North and South Atlantic which have transported huge amounts of heat from the sea surface to the deeper regions of the ocean, scientists said.
21 August 2014 12:00 AM
Living microbes found buried for tens of thousands of years
20 August 2014 06:35 PM
How our closest cousins met their demise in Belgium
18 August 2014 07:55 PM
Elephant poaching has driven down the population across Africa by an average of two per cent per year since 2010 according to a major study into the effect of the illegal Chinese ivory trade on the world’s largest land animal.
18 August 2014 07:00 PM
Thousands of people arriving at British airports with false passports each year could escape detection because of the difficulty of matching a photo ID to a real face, a study has found.
17 August 2014 06:31 PM
Scotland’s reputation for scientific excellence in biomedical sciences, epitomised by the cloning of Dolly the sheep in 1996, will be significantly damaged if it votes Yes in the independence referendum on 18 September, a government minister will say on Monday.
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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