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Deborah Netburn

Deborah Netburn is a science reporter for the Los Angeles Times. She began her journalism career at the New York Observer in 1999, and has covered residential real estate, rich kids in Manhattan, entertainment, home and garden, national news, and technology. She has worked at the Los Angeles Times since 2006.
It's been an especially bad summer for mosquitoes. These fish can help

This summer has brought Los Angeles an explosion of aggressive mosquitoes, and officials are fighting back with fish. The small, silvery creatures are delivered all across the county to help limit the number of mosquito larvae that grow up to be flying, biting, disease-carrying adults.

Did archaeologists find the oldest drawing made by humans?

In an ancient seaside cave on the South African coast, archaeologists have found what may be the earliest known drawing created by a human. This ancient piece of art is about 73,000 years old, and was probably created with a pointed piece of ochre.

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