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.
05 August 2014 04:57 PM
A leading stem cell researcher in Japan has been found dead at his laboratory in an apparent suicide after months of pressure over a controversial study that had to be retracted because of scientific errors.
05 August 2014 12:00 AM
The inventor of genetic fingerprinting, which has transformed forensic science since it was discovered 30 years ago, has been awarded the oldest scientific prize in Britain.
04 August 2014 06:00 PM
Scientists have discovered the secrets of equine communication
03 August 2014 12:00 AM
01 August 2014 05:37 PM
They are the people that some South American governments would prefer to ignore. Sometimes the very existence of uncontacted tribes in the dense Amazon rainforest is denied – especially by the loggers, drug traffickers and oilmen who make money from the land on which these people have lived for hundreds if not thousands of years.
01 August 2014 12:00 AM
Experts believe entire population of Britain could benefit within a generation
29 July 2014 12:00 AM
Exclusive: Scientists accuse government of dishonesty over GM babies in its regulation of new IVF technique
28 July 2014 07:46 AM
Lord Winston and other scientists accuse the Government of acting by stealth as the Department of Health buries redefinition of ‘genetically modified babies’ in treatment of mitochondrial donation
27 July 2014 09:39 PM
The fact that Britain is on the verge of becoming the first country in the world to permit mitochondrial donation in law should be applauded
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
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Jose Manuel Barroso warns David Cameron against making 'historic mistake' over immigration reforms
Worst Airports of 2014: Poll names Islamabad airport in Pakistan worst in the world
- 1 Jack the Ripper: Scientist who claims to have identified notorious killer has 'made serious DNA error'
- 2 Banksy arrest hoax: Internet duped by fake online report claiming artist's identity has been revealed
- 3 Former East 17 frontman Brian Harvey turns up at Downing Street and 'demands to speak to Prime Minister'
- 4 Kentucky gang rape: 15-year-old boy left in critical condition after sexual attack by group at party
- 5 Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after treatment by British doctors on brink of 'cure'