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.
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Two groups are racing to establish scientific and commercial priority over the discovery of the decade
25 April 2014 10:27 AM
Steve Connor follows Mark Twain and Mozart to the medicinal springs of three Czech towns
24 April 2014 06:57 PM
23 April 2014 05:59 PM
Reports of the demise of the male Y chromosome have been greatly exaggerated according to scientists who believe that the “end of men” is a gender apocalypse too far.
21 April 2014 08:40 PM
Experts hail ‘fantastic advance’ of new technique that can alter life-threatening mutations with pinpoint accuracy
Medical breakthrough: How caffeine and a little patience overcame obstacle that allows creation of stem cells from human skin - and heralds new era in fight against age-related diseases
18 April 2014 02:34 PM
'In the US, for instance, just 100 human embryonic stem cell lines would generate a complete tissue type match for over half the population'
17 April 2014 06:59 PM
A planet similar in size to Earth with surface temperatures suitable for water to exist in liquid form has been discovered orbiting a distant star in what is the strongest candidate yet for a habitable world outside the Solar System.
The moment of conception: Scientists isolate protein that governs first contact between egg and sperm
16 April 2014 06:11 PM
The moment of first contact between an egg and a sperm is controlled by a key molecule on the surface of the egg cell that allows it to fuse with a sperm to form a fertilised egg, scientists have discovered.
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Were 'Poor Doors' added to mixed developments so wealthy residents don't have to go in alongside social housing tenants?
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
- 1 Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
- 2 Christians: The world's most persecuted people
- 3 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 4 Danish TV reporter is all business up top, all party down below
- 5 Ross Burden dead: MasterChef and Ready Steady Cook star dies at age 45
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