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

  • A neuropsychiatrist explains why we crave fear

    A neuropsychiatrist explains why we crave fear

    Each Halloween, we are reminded that we are a nation divided. Some of us think going to an amusement park and being chased by people dressed as zombies is a really fun way to spend a Saturday night. Others think that sounds like torture. So why do some people love to be scared, while others find...

  • How scientists proved the wrong man was blamed for bringing HIV to the U.S.

    How scientists proved the wrong man was blamed for bringing HIV to the U.S.

    The Canadian flight attendant widely blamed for bringing HIV to the United States and triggering an epidemic that has killed nearly 700,000 people has been exonerated by science, more than 30 years after his death. In a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature, researchers used newly available genetic...

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