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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

  • British sites yield mummies, but no King Tuts as found in Egypt

    British sites yield mummies, but no King Tuts as found in Egypt

    Archaeologists have found evidence of mummies in England. Specifically, they found mummified remains in seven Bronze Age burial sites located throughout the British Isles. The findings, published Wednesday in the journal Antiquity, suggests the art of mummification may have been more widespread...

  • MacArthur 'genius' grant winner creates artificial leaves that photosynthesize

    MacArthur 'genius' grant winner creates artificial leaves that photosynthesize

    It took nature millions of years to figure out how to turn energy from the sun into chemical energy that can be stored for a cloudy day - a process known as photosynthesis. It took Peidong Yang, a chemist at UC Berkeley, about 10 years to accomplish a similar feat with the help of semiconductor nanowires...

  • Rosetta's comet is actually a partnership that's lasted billions of years, study says

    Rosetta's comet is actually a partnership that's lasted billions of years, study says

    How did Rosetta's rubber-duck-shaped comet get its funky, two-lobed look?  In a paper published in Nature, researchers say that the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is made of two formerly distinct bodies that likely came together in a gentle collision in the early stages of the solar...

  • Supermoon lunar eclipse coming right up: Watch it live

    Supermoon lunar eclipse coming right up: Watch it live

    There's a lunar eclipse coming Sunday night and you can watch it live, right here. A lunar eclipse occurs when Earth's shadow falls on the moon, turning its face an eerie reddish brown. This particular eclipse is extra special because it happens to coincide with the biggest, brightest moon of the...

  • Suspect arrested for attack on 83-year-old man in Santa Ana

    Suspect arrested for attack on 83-year-old man in Santa Ana

    A 29-year-old man believed to be a transient was arrested Saturday for allegedly attacking an 83-year-old man at a Santa Ana shopping mall. Demarrea Chante Barnes, 29, was arrested in Anaheim and booked on assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm and assault with a deadly weapon with great...

  • Total lunar eclipse: 'Blood moon' is fourth of four

    Total lunar eclipse: 'Blood moon' is fourth of four

    Sunday evening’s supermoon lunar eclipse is one of the most accessible sky watching events of 2015. Beginning at 7:11 p.m. Pacific time, the moon will appear a dark, coppery red as it is completely engulfed in the Earth’s shadow. Because the moon is also at its closest point to the Earth – in perigree...

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