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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
Apr 24, 2015 02:30 PM ET
Oil and gas drilling is causing long-lasting damage to ecosystems, and it's outpacing recovery efforts.
Apr 16, 2015 01:00 PM ET
A wastewater utility wants to partner with home brewers to serve up (previously) poo-water brew.
Apr 13, 2015 11:45 AM ET
NASA's Aqua satellite was in a unique position to capture spring's arrival on the East Coast.
Mar 25, 2015 02:00 PM ET
Large thunderstorms -- a long-predicted result of climate change -- are leading to increased tropical rainfall, finds a new study.
Mar 24, 2015 12:45 PM ET
Costa Rica hasn't used fossil for power since 2014, thanks to hydropower.
Mar 25, 2015 12:00 PM ET
Photographer Radu Zaciu creates surreal still life images by placing light bulbs inside fruits and vegetables.
Mar 16, 2015 05:00 PM ET
See amazing footage from a drone fly-through of the Hang Son Doong cave in Vietnam, the largest in the world.
Mar 16, 2015 08:00 AM ET
A competition inspired by the NCAA basketball tournament lets you pit one mammal over another.
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