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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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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.
Sep 25, 2014 12:30 PM ET
Dust from the Sahara blows minerals from fish fossils across the Atlantic and helps plants grow in the Amazon rainforest.
Sep 25, 2014 07:00 AM ET
White House security tightens after a breach. Let's take a look at some notable security moments in the history of the president's home office.
Sep 16, 2014 02:00 PM ET
The meteorite that killed off the dinosaurs 66 million years took a toll on evergreen trees.
Sep 15, 2014 01:30 PM ET
The state is seeing a state-wide drought and its hottest year since record-keeping began.
Sep 11, 2014 02:10 PM ET
A gene studied in fruit flies, and shared by humans, is activated leading to an increased lifespan.
Sep 10, 2014 12:30 AM ET
NASA is creating a 3-D image of Earth's forests, in order to measure how trees scrub carbon from the atmosphere.
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