Steve Connor is the Science Editor of The Independent and i. 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; four times highly 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 investigations into the tobacco industry. 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.
'Dark matter' not as dark as first thought: Scientists find it interacts with forces other than just gravity
15 April 2015 12:28 AM
Hubble telescope enables first view of the cosmic entity 'interacting with itself'
Jurassic Park in real life: The race to modify the DNA of endangered animals and resurrect extinct ones
14 April 2015 06:48 PM
It is without irony that some scientists are seriously raising the possibility of bringing back the mammoth from extinction to help prevent our own demise
13 April 2015 05:31 PM
Forecasts predict that many cold-water species will be unable to cope with rising sea temperatures
13 April 2015 04:54 PM
There is already overwhelming evidence that rivers and lakes once existed on the Red Planet
12 April 2015 08:22 PM
Official figures are so unreliable that experts believe the true number should be at least 350 million higher
Ocean acidification killed off more than 90 per cent of marine life 252 million years ago, scientists believe
09 April 2015 07:22 PM
Researchers say the oceans suddenly became more acidic, making it impossible for the vast majority of sea creatures to survive
Mountain gorillas could survive for thousands of years at very low population levels due to resistance to the genetic effects of inbreeding
09 April 2015 07:21 PM
The rare mountain gorilla has never numbered more than several hundred individuals for the previous few thousand years
Men up to five times more likely to commit sex crimes than the average male if they have brother or father convicted of a sex offence
09 April 2015 12:18 AM
Scientists said the findings should not be used to excuse sex offending or to suggest that there are genes for rape or paedophilia
Psychologist Gary Klein has helped the US President make critical decisions and analysed the 'pathways' to Eureka moments
08 April 2015 10:00 PM
Eureka moments have led to great discoveries and saved lives. Steve Connors meets a psychologist who, in his new book 'Seeing What Others Don't', sheds light on those sudden realisations that can change the world
HIV breakthrough: New treatment shows extraordinary trial results leading to hopes for more efficient vaccines
08 April 2015 06:27 PM
The transfusion of a synthetic antibody specifically designed to block the key viral protein receptor needed to infect human blood cells resulted in a dramatic lowering of the virus
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Church of England 'one generation away from extinction' after dramatic loss of followers
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