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.
02 April 2014 06:46 PM
Men who started to smoke before the age of 11 are more likely to have overweight teenage boys compared to men started smoking later in life or who have never smoked at all, a study has found.
Mysteries of the human brain revealed as scientists release detailed 3D image of its genes and pathways
02 April 2014 06:00 PM
Scientists have generated the first detailed pictures of the intricate events in the womb that result in the formation of the human brain. The study could prove to be a decisive breakthrough in understanding the many cognitive disorders thought to be triggered before birth – from autism to schizophrenia.
01 April 2014 04:18 PM
Results showing stem cells can be created from skin exposed to weak acid may be retracted
Volcanoes? Meteors? No, the worst mass extinction in history - The Great Dying - could have been caused by microbes having sex
31 March 2014 09:23 PM
This would have made a traumatic time in the history of life far worse
IPCC report paints bleak picture of war, famine and pestilence: ‘Climate change is happening and no one in the world is immune’
31 March 2014 07:00 AM
From food shortages to loss of species, the latest IPCC report paints a bleak picture for the planet
28 March 2014 01:00 AM
Achievement akin to ‘climbing Mount Everest’ in its complexity
27 March 2014 12:05 AM
GlaxoSmithKline and non-profit institutes hope to fast-track research into cures using patient DNA
Astronomers find new dwarf planet - and hints of a much larger one hidden on the edge of the Solar System
26 March 2014 06:24 PM
Astronomers have discovered a new small planet at the edge of the Solar System and in the process have received tantalising support for the idea that there may be a much larger planet still waiting to be discovered even further away.
26 March 2014 12:01 AM
European summers are getting warmer and the very hot summer of 2003 – when more than 20,000 people died in an extensive continent-wide heat-wave – will be the norm by the 2040s, a study by the Met Office has concluded.
24 March 2014 05:09 PM
No single weather event can prove or disprove climate change, but in its review of 2013 the world’s leading meteorological authority suggests that many of last year’s weather extremes are likely to have been heavily influenced by rising global temperatures.
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
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- 2 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 3 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 4 Now diplomacy has failed, boycotting Israel might be the only way we can protect the people of Gaza
- 5 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
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