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San Diego Drone Manufacturer Talks Regulations, Uses

March 20
Evening Edition
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Just this week the Federal Aviation Administration gave retail giant Amazon the green light to begin testing its air-delivery drones. KPBS Evening Edition spoke to the CEO of a Vista company that manufactures drones and drone parts.

Border Agency Brings Face Scanning To Otay Mesa

March 19
By David Wagner
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Customs and Border Protection will be testing biometric technology at the Otay Mesa pedestrian crossing.

Dead Whale Found Floating Off Torrey Pines State Beach

March 19
By City News Service
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Lifeguards were in the process of contacting a marine mammal group to decide how best to handle the large carcass.

Scientists Use Drones To Track Whales Off California Coast

March 19
By Erik Anderson
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Southern California's whale-watching industry is reporting a busier than usual season along the coast this year. Good weather gets some of the credit, but researchers are also trying to figure out why the cetaceans appear to be doing well.

San Diego State Study Shows Americans Are Becoming More Tolerant

March 16
By City News Service
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On topics such as race, religion and same-sex marriage, Americans are more likely these days to believe that people with different views or lifestyles can and should have the same rights as others, according to a study.

Balboa Park To Host Art, Science Festival

March 13
By Matthew Bowler
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A celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, or STEAM, is on tap this Sunday in Balboa Park.

San Diego Scientists Show How Late-Night Snacking Affects Heart Health

March 12
By David Wagner
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Late-night snacking could be taking a toll on your heart. And according to a new study, that holds true even when keeping overall daily calories down.

San Diego Scientists Link Genes With PTSD, Before And After War

March 10
By David Wagner
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Gene activity related to the immune system may predispose certain soldiers to developing post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a new study.

UC San Diego Finds Possible Way To Test For Autism

March 9
By City News Service
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An international team of scientists led by UC San Diego has found what they believe is a way to accurately test for autism spectrum disorder in boys as young as 1-2 years old.

California Woman Takes Routine Prenatal Test, Finds Out She Has Cancer

March 5
By David Wagner
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Eunice Lee got more than she signed up for when she took a noninvasive prenatal test made by San Diego-based Sequenom.