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

  • This 'Kite Runner' arthopod kept its young tethered to its body with strings

    This 'Kite Runner' arthopod kept its young tethered to its body with strings

    Modern-day parents aren't the first to put their kids on a leash. This week researchers describe an unusual 430-million-year-old arthropod that appears to have kept its young tethered to its body with strings in order to keep them safe. Arthropods are a diverse group of animals that include crustaceans,...

  • What does it mean to have a 'good death'?

    What does it mean to have a 'good death'?

    What do you see when you picture an ideal death? Are you surrounded by friends and family members, or is the setting more intimate? Are you at a hospital or at home? Are you pain-free? Were you able to feed yourself up until your death? Is there a spiritual element to your experience?  "We talk...

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