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

  • The science behind this crazy heat wave

    The science behind this crazy heat wave

    The sidewalks are scalding. The sun is blinding. It’s over 100 degrees across much of Los Angeles. We’re in the midst of a bona fide heat wave and it’s only June. What the heck is going on? “Things are definitely out of whack here,” said Bill Patzert, a climatologist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory....

  • Light pollution prevents 1 in 3 Earthlings from seeing the Milky Way at night

    Light pollution prevents 1 in 3 Earthlings from seeing the Milky Way at night

    Across the globe, light pollution is making the night sky lighter and the stars harder to see, according to a new study. In a paper published Friday in Science Advances, researchers reveal that 1 in 3 people worldwide are unable to see the Milky Way when they gaze at the heavens in their hometown. ...

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