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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

San Diego Scientists Experiment With Crowd Funding

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Crowd funding is now a tried-and-true way to finance consumer products and art projects. But can it work for scientists?

How San Diego Hospitals Would Handle Ebola

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San Diego hospitals are stepping up patient screening and reviewing protective equipment procedures in case an Ebola patient should show up at their door.

Smartphones On Wheels: A Safer Alternative To Texting While Driving?

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Cars are becoming more like huge, rolling smartphones. Will embedding features right into the dashboard reduce driver distraction? Or make crashes more common?

San Diego Scientists Map Unseen Features Of Ocean Floor

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Scientists are just now mapping thousands of underwater mountains on the seafloor for the first time.

San Diego Climate Researchers Say 'Ditch The 2 Degree Warming Goal'

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Temperature rise isn't the best way to measure whether we're doing enough to combat climate change, San Diego scientists say.

San Diego Company Gets Approval To Use Drones For Commercial Filming

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The Federal Aviation Administration has given Aerial Mob and five other companies license to film movie and television scenes from the sky, via drone.

Minecraft Can Help Kids Learn To Code. Will Microsoft Keep It That Way?

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Inside one San Diego classroom, kids are learning the basics of computer science by playing their favorite video game: Minecraft.

San Diego Neuroscientists Find Unexpected Pathway To Depression

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San Diego neuroscientists have discovered an unusual connection leading to a part of the brain associated with depression.

Stem Cells Give San Diego Scientists Useful Portrait Of Schizophrenia

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San Diego scientists take a neurochemical fingerprint of schizophrenia. And they do it without probing the brains of lab mice.

Despite Rise Of ISIS, Isis Pharmaceuticals Will Keep Its Name

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The rise of ISIS has triggered some rebranding efforts among organizations unlucky enough to share a name with the terrorist group. But one Carlsbad-based drug company is holding off on a name change.

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