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

  • The super scoopers are back! Powerful firefighting planes land in Van Nuys

    The super scoopers are back! Powerful firefighting planes land in Van Nuys

    They’re ba-ack. A pair of bright yellow and red firefighting planes affectionately known as “super scoopers” landed at the Van Nuys Airport late Saturday afternoon. The aircraft, which Los Angeles County leases from the Canadian province of Quebec, have become an important part of the county's...

  • Watch sunflowers dance under the sun (Seriously)

    Watch sunflowers dance under the sun (Seriously)

    Sunflowers may be rooted to the ground, but that doesn’t mean they can’t dance. Each day, young sunflowers trace the path of the sun across the sky, turning their faces 180 degrees from east to west. And their slow, graceful movements continue at night. After the sun sets, the plants reorient themselves,...

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