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.
08 September 2014 12:01 AM
Genes from wild plants growing in Fertile Crescent vital for crops, say scientists
07 September 2014 03:25 PM
With sensational claims emerging today that London's darkest 120-year-old mystery has been solved, Steve Connor takes a forensic look at the evidence
05 September 2014 07:26 PM
Steve Connor visits the pioneering clinic where Ashya will soon be treated - and is hugely impressed
05 September 2014 06:17 PM
Prague centre tried for two years to talk to health officials – without any response
04 September 2014 10:45 PM
02 September 2014 12:00 AM
Rise ascribed to change in GP techniques
01 September 2014 05:09 PM
Huge boulders found on the island where they shouldn't be
Medical dilemma of 'three-parent babies': Fertility clinic investigates health of teenagers it helped to be conceived through controversial IVF technique
25 August 2014 09:55 PM
Donor eggs could be used as a way of ensuring that women with mitochondrial defects do not pass on the mutations to their children
25 August 2014 09:07 PM
Sharon Saarinen gave birth to Alana after four failed IVF attempts. But doubts remain about the technique her clinic used
25 August 2014 12:54 AM
Development that could one day be used to provide replacement organs for people with weakened immune systems
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more