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David Wagner

Science & Technology Reporter

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David Wagner covers the science and technology beat for KPBS. Before arriving in San Diego, he wrote a research column for The Atlantic magazine's sister site The Atlantic Wire. Other positions found him producing web content for NPR's Arts & Life channel and writing features for the San Francisco Chronicle. He holds English and Political Science B.A.s from UC Berkeley.

Recent Stories

SDSU Greeks Suspend Social Events Following Sexual Assault Concerns

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Fraternities at San Diego State University are suspending social activities and requiring all members to undergo sexual violence training, following a weekend that highlighted concerns about the Greek system's role in sexual assault on campus.

Activists Tell SDSU To Suspend Fraternities Over Sexual Assault Concerns

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San Diego State University students marching to raise awareness about campus sexual assault say they were taunted by men at two fraternities.

What Obama's Immigration Actions Mean For Tech Workers

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In his executive orders on immigration, President Barack Obama outlined plans for drawing high-skilled workers into the country.

Detailed Picture Of ZMapp Shows Room For Improvement

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San Diego researchers have published the most detailed picture yet of the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp, and the images suggest the formula could be improved.

California Sea Stars May Be Victims Of A Virus

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Researchers have identified a virus as the most likely cause behind millions of sea star deaths along the Pacific coast.

How A San Diego Researcher Aims To Predict Military Suicides

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Researchers say a computer model they've built could help identify Army soldiers most likely to commit suicide.

San Diego Researchers Measure Ice Shelf Stress In Antarctica

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Scripps Institution of Oceanography researchers made the difficult trek to Antarctica in order to study the continent's largest ice shelf.

'Tooth Fairy' Brings Insight To San Diego Autism Researchers

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San Diego researchers are using donated baby teeth to get a look inside the autistic brain.

A Look Inside San Diego's Ebola Isolation Unit

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If anyone in San Diego were to be diagnosed with Ebola, they'd come to the isolation unit at the UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest.

San Diego Study Shows How To Double Charitable Giving

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People don't like paying for charity overhead. With the choice to give overhead-free, they'll donate more.

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