Deborah Netburn

Writer

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.

Recent Articles

  • Our ancient relative Lucy spent more time in trees than previously thought

    Our ancient relative Lucy spent more time in trees than previously thought

    Lucy climbed trees, walked with a wobbly gait and had stronger muscles than humans, according to a new analysis of our ancient ancestor’s fossilized remains. The work, published Wednesday in PLOS One, is the first to mine the internal bone structure of the world’s most famous Australopithecus afarensis for...

  • Pluto’s heavy 'heart' may have led to depression. Seriously

    Pluto’s heavy 'heart' may have led to depression. Seriously

    Ever since NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft sent back the first high-resolution images of Pluto’s great white heart, scientists have been puzzling over its origin. Some have suggested that the planet rolled over to ensure this particular feature wound up in this particular spot; others say its location...

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