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.
24 February 2015 08:18 PM
It could save hundreds of millions of pounds that would be spent on treating HIV infections
24 February 2015 12:05 AM
Dame Sally Davies said that tests showed the procedure would be safe
24 February 2015 12:04 AM
Lead scientist: 'Our findings suggest that the previous advice was incorrect'
16 February 2015 06:52 PM
But cheap eateries are more associated with drug addiction
15 February 2015 09:53 PM
Officials are worried foreign countries may develop geoengineering - the deliberate manipulation of the global climate
15 February 2015 09:51 PM
An upgrade will allow the particle accelerator to work at even higher energies than were used for the discovery of the Higgs boson
15 February 2015 12:00 AM
A detailed 3D copy of your body could let your doctor diagnose illness or even rebuild body parts
13 February 2015 05:56 PM
36 per cent of 13- and 14-year-olds who had used e-cigarettes have never smoked a real cigarette
13 February 2015 05:54 PM
"Unless we solve this, future centuries will wonder about us"
13 February 2015 12:25 AM
Astronomers consider sending radio signals to newly found habitable planets
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
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- 2 Woman accidentally shoots herself in the head while posing for a selfie
- 3 Isis burns woman alive for refusing to engage in 'extreme' sex act, UN says
- 4 Puerto Rico, island of lost dreams: People are leaving the debt-hit territory in droves as near neighbour Cuba's star rises
- 5 David Starkey 'tells Amal Clooney to shut up and stop over-promoting human rights'