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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.
One of the solar system’s early planets didn’t survive, but its diamonds are now on Earth

Diamonds in the Almahata Sitta meteorite that landed on Earth originated on a lost planet from the early solar system. Scientists see this as evidence that large, defunct proto-planets were the building blocks of the terrestrial planets in our solar system today.

Singing tail feathers and a high speed dive help this hummingbird find a mate

Scientists have discovered that male Costa’s hummingbirds perform their courtship dives with a twist.

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