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Discovery News' Editor Paul Heltzel most recently served as managing editor for Daily Interactive, a publisher of news apps. Former stints include National Geographic and NPR, where he edited and produced stories for the Web, and PC World magazine, where he covered technology news. Heltzel has contributed articles to the Los Angeles Times, MIT Technology Review, The Washington Post, CNN.com, and The New York Times on the Web. He's published five books on computer technology, science and health. He lives on the Rappahannock River in Virginia with his wife Deborah and their three kids.

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Oct 20, 2014 07:00 AM ET
About 96 percent of the four-lake water complex that feeds Metropolitan Sao Paulo, home to 20 million, has been used up.
Oct 15, 2014 04:45 PM ET
September 2014 was the hottest September since instrumental records began being taken in 1880.
Oct 10, 2014 01:40 PM ET
About 350,000 acres in the San Gabriel Mountains near Los Angeles will become the next national monument, the White House said today.
Oct 9, 2014 01:30 PM ET
Lego will end its partnership with Shell, after a viral video that protested Arctic drilling.
Oct 7, 2014 07:00 AM ET
The oceans have been warming much faster than previously data showed, according to two new studies.
Oct 2, 2014 05:30 PM ET
A new material synthesized by researchers could gather oxygen from the water around you.
Sep 30, 2014 12:15 PM ET
Enterovirus is now in 40 states and the District of Columbia. In Colorado, health officials are investigating cases of muscle weakness in children who have the virus.
Sep 26, 2014 01:30 PM ET
Newly discovered deep-ocean features are being detailed in 3-D maps as scientists search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.
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