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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.
Research suggests another way Neanderthals were like us: They could start their own fires

Researchers studied flint tools that Neanderthals had used in other tasks such as animal butchering, and checked them for signs that they could also have been used to start fires. They identified mineral traces which suggest that they had been repeatedly struck with a hard mineral material.

Scientists discover 12 new moons orbiting Jupiter while hunting for the elusive Planet X

While hunting for the elusive Planet X, astronomers have discovered 12 additional moons around Jupiter, bringing the grand total of the planet’s known satellites up to a whopping 79.

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