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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.

Author Stories
Jan 21, 2015 12:00 PM ET
About 100 birds in the San Francisco Bay area have died from hypothermia after being covered in a mysterious goo.
Jan 20, 2015 12:30 PM ET
More than 50,000 gallons of oil spilled into Montana's Yellowstone River after a pipeline burst.
Jan 13, 2015 01:45 PM ET
The small bots will help researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory map fissures and learn more about how eruptions occur.
Jan 12, 2015 04:30 PM ET
DNA has been observed moving from one cell to another for the first time in animals.
Jan 8, 2015 06:30 PM ET
USDA diet recommendations aim to help Americans make healthy eating choices, but the guidelines may soon take into consideration the impact on the environment.
Dec 29, 2014 12:00 PM ET
A surfer near San Luis Obispo, Calif., escaped from a great white shark with only a bite to the hip.
Dec 19, 2014 02:00 PM ET
Strange-looking ice formations the size of dinner plates are discovered floating on a Scottish river.
Dec 16, 2014 02:15 PM ET
Oysters are sensitive to increasingly corrosive seawater, and it's causing commercial oyster operations to fail.
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