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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 Made One of the Year's Biggest Breakthroughs

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By expanding the genetic alphabet, San Diego researchers made one of the year's biggest breakthroughs, according to a leading journal.

San Diego Artist Could Be Seeing An Extra Dimension Of Color

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Scientists are studying Concetta Antico, who might be able to perceive colors invisible to most of us. Through DNA testing, they've determined she has the genes for something called tetrachromacy.

How San Diego Is Pitching In For NASA's Orion Test Flight

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San Diego engineers built crucial parts of NASA's spacecraft, and Navy ships stationed here will haul it ashore after it splashes down in the Pacific Ocean.

These Mice Got Healthier Not By Eating Less, But By Eating Less Often

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In a new study of mice, San Diego researchers show that timing of meals can be as important as what's on the plate.

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.

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