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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.
Can simulating evolution on a computer explain our enormous brains?

Compared to brains in the rest of the animal kingdom, the size of the human brain is way out of whack. Why did humans evolve this way when other animals did not? Scientists tried to answer this question by simulating evolution.

March for Our Rights rally at L.A. City Hall takes aim at 'sanctuary state' law

A grass-roots organization march for our rights holds a rally to protest "sanctuary" cities on Saturday afternoon at City Hall.

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