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.
26 July 2014 06:40 AM
Two members of the Voyager team believe that the space-probe is still within the influence of the Sun, in a region known as the heliosphere
25 July 2014 05:08 PM
One case involving stem cells occurred in the past year with Haruko Obokata, a young cell biologist at the Riken research institute in Japan
24 July 2014 07:00 PM
Decline in insect, worm and other populations will affect our health, water quality and food supply
24 July 2014 12:00 AM
vCJD can still be transmitted via contaminated blood transfusions or surgery
23 July 2014 06:01 PM
The age of puberty in girls is affected by the kind of “imprinted” genes that they inherit from their mothers and fathers, suggesting that one or other of the parents has a bigger than expected influence on the age of a daughter’s sexual maturity.
23 July 2014 06:00 PM
Antarctic fur seals which were brought to the brink of extinction a century ago when they were ruthlessly hunted are now facing a new threat from food shortages caused by climate change, scientists have found.
22 July 2014 07:50 AM
Estimated that schizophrenia costs the UK taxpayer about £2bn a year
21 July 2014 05:58 PM
Senior scientists have called for a revamp of European legislation covering genetically modified crops in the light of radical advances in genome editing that has enabled crop researchers to make the smallest changes to a plant’s DNA with pinpoint accuracy.
Drug-resistant bacteria: Sewage-treatment plants described as giant 'mixing vessels' after scientists discover mutated microbes in British river
19 July 2014 07:56 AM
Exclusive: Discovery reveals role of sewerage plants in creating mutated microbes that are resistant to antibiotics
MH17 Malaysia Airlines crash: Tributes paid to world-renowned AIDS researcher on board stricken plane
18 July 2014 03:23 PM
Professor Lange, 59, was a clinical researcher from the Netherlands specialising in HIV therapies
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
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
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Labour Party conference: Ed Balls to set out plan to freeze child benefit to balance books
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