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.
Fifty U.S. hospitals charge 10 times what's allowed by Medicare to the uninsured and out-of-network patients.
The remains of Antarctica's Larsen B Ice Shelf are likely to disintegrate by the end of the decade, speeding the way for sea level rise.
The first images of thunder are created using triggered lightning -- and a lot of microphones -- to create an acoustic signature.
A lake near Oregon's Hoodoo Ski Area fills from melted snow and then drains into a lava tube, leaving a meadow.
Dead zones in the Atlantic are witnessed for the first time in the open Atlantic. And the oxygen-depleted waters could lead to massive fish kills.
Large herbivores are on the decline around the globe, which could empty out some of the world's most diverse landscapes.
Oil and gas drilling is causing long-lasting damage to ecosystems, and it's outpacing recovery efforts.
A wastewater utility wants to partner with home brewers to serve up (previously) poo-water brew.
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