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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 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.

San Diego Biotech Lands Up To $42 Million For Ebola Drug Development

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A U.S. health agency has awarded San Diego-based Mapp Biopharmaceutical new funding to speed up work on an experimental Ebola drug.

Climate Change Could Soak Up California's Fresh Mountain Water Runoff

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A new study suggests rising temperatures could cut into California's water supply.

San Diego Company Opens Up About Experimental Ebola Drug

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After weeks of shying away from the news media, the head of a small San Diego drug company finally talked publicly about his company's experimental Ebola treatment ZMapp.

African Doctor Treated With San Diego Company's Ebola Drug Dies

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A Liberian doctor's death is the second among the six people treated with ZMapp, an experimental drug to treat Ebola made by a San Diego-based biotech.

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