Sanden Totten Science Reporter
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As a Science Reporter, Sanden covers everything from advances in medical technology to dinosaur fossils and space exploration. Before joining Southern California Public Radio, Sanden worked at Minnesota Public Radio, where he was co-creator of In "The Loop," a program that made the audience part of the show. He was also part of the team behind the Public Insight Network, a crowd-sourcing project designed to bring unique perspectives to news.
Sanden is the winner of several honors, including the Radio and TV News Association’s Golden Mike for “best writing” and the National Entertainment Journalism's award for “best radio news story.” He was a 2011 Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. With a BA in Psychology and English from Oberlin College in Ohio.
Sanden also attended school in Japan and Sweden, and speaks both languages.He is a fan of fast music, comics and movies about time travel.
Stories by Sanden Totten
Totten Glacier is a massive ice sheet in Eastern Antarctica. It's shrinking much faster than other glaciers. New research looks at why.
New research suggests that as the level of acidity in the oceans rise, fish may start behaving very strangely.
Actor Paul Walker, star of the "The Fast and the Furious" franchise, died in a violent car accident Saturday. The driver was a friend and fellow racing enthusiast.
Itzcoatl Ocampo, 25, apparently accumulated the cleaning product over time while in custody, said his attorney, Michael Molfetta.
Thanksgiving and Hanukkah usually don't mix, but this year they overlap. We take a look at why they coincide this year — and why the won't again for 70,000 years.
The project to expand the 405 through the Sepulveda Pass may be a headache, but it's also a rare chance to see the insides of a mountain range.
It may be rainy in Southern California today, but NOAA climate scientists say even average precipitation this winter won't be enough to reverse the state's continuing drought conditions.
Close to average temperatures in the eastern Pacific Ocean mean it's just as likely Southern California will have a dry winter as a wet one.
The MAVEN satellite launched Monday and will probe whether solar winds have been slowly chipping away at Mars' atmosphere. Watch the launch live.
Haiyan is being described as a "super storm." Several factors led to its powerful rains and wind.
Most meteors are created by debris left by comets and asteroids. They can produce impressive light shows that give scientists clues about what they are made of.
How do you map something you can't see? That's the question geologists are facing as they try to pin-point the location of a major earthquake fault in Hollywood.
California uses more fire retardant on average than any other state, but some environmental activists say the substance is ineffective and dangerous to wildlife.
The Los Angeles Times recently found that more than 1,000 older concrete buildings are at risk for collapse during a major quake.
In 2015, the FAA will open the skies to limited use of private drones. NASA is helping that agency develop flight safety guidelines for these unmanned vehicles.