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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
May 3, 2016 04:23 PM ET
Ocean acidification due to climate change is dissolving limestone along the Florida Reef Tract.
Apr 19, 2016 02:15 PM ET
There have been roughly 35,000 major catastrophes since 1900 to 2015, with storms and flooding causing the most damage by far. Continue reading →
Apr 11, 2016 05:56 PM ET
The National Weather Service said today it will no longer deliver the forecast in ALL CAPS. Continue reading →
Mar 16, 2016 12:01 AM ET
Pregnant women may be getting too much mercury and not enough Omega-3 from fish, a new report warns. Continue reading →
Feb 9, 2016 02:07 PM ET
Fossilized pollen stored inside stalagmites could provide answers about how Earth's climate changed over millions of years. →
Feb 8, 2016 02:25 PM ET
Replacing broadleaved forests with evergreen trees is contributing to climate change, even when tree coverage increases. Continue reading →
Oct 28, 2015 05:42 PM ET
The tiny Pacific island nation of Palau created a vast marine sanctuary the size of Spain on Wednesday. Continue reading →
Oct 27, 2015 06:17 PM ET
About 1,000 displaced residents of the Bikinia Atoll want to relocate to the United States due to rising sea level. Continue reading →
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