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Los Angeles Times

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

  • Your Neanderthal DNA may help you fight disease, and give you allergies

    Your Neanderthal DNA may help you fight disease, and give you allergies

    If you sneeze when flowers bloom in the spring and tear up in the presence of a cat, your Neanderthal DNA may be to blame. About 2% of the DNA in most people alive today came from trysts between ancient humans and their Neanderthal neighbors tens of thousands of years ago, recent studies have shown....

  • It's official: Four super-heavy elements to be added to the periodic table

    It's official: Four super-heavy elements to be added to the periodic table

    The periodic table is about to get a little bit longer, thanks to the addition of four new super-heavy elements. The discoveries of elements 113, 115, 117 and 118 were officially confirmed late last week by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. The group is tasked with vetting...

  • First meteor shower of 2016 peaks tonight: Watch online, right here

    First meteor shower of 2016 peaks tonight: Watch online, right here

    The first meteor shower of 2016 will occur in the wee hours of the morning on Jan. 4, and you can watch it live, right here. The shower is known as the Quadrantids, and while it is not very well known, it can occasionally be quite spectacular. According to NASA, the Quadrantid shower could yield...

  • Twelve amazing science stories we can't wait to follow in 2016

    Twelve amazing science stories we can't wait to follow in 2016

    When it comes to incredible science, 2015 will be hard to top. Among a number of notable events, we got our first, thrilling look at Pluto, found evidence that liquid water still flows on Mars and began facing the reality that human gene editing is closer than ever thanks to the CRISPR system....

  • Eight people stabbed in Anaheim street fight; six arrested

    Eight people were stabbed in a violent street fight in Anaheim early Sunday morning that police said appeared to be gang-related. The fight broke out at 1:20 a.m. in the 400 block of Sycamore Street, said Sgt. Daron Wyatt of the Anaheim Police Department. The victims were taken to a local hospital....

  • First full moon on Christmas since 1977! How to see it

    First full moon on Christmas since 1977! How to see it

    For the first time in the 21st century, you can catch a glimpse of the full moon on Christmas Day. The last time the moon was full on Christmas was in 1977, and astronomers say the next time won't be until 2034. So if you love Christmas, and you love the moon, this is your moment! The moon will...

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