Freelance; contributing editor, Discover magazine
Kat McGowan writes about health, medicine and science for magazines including Nautilus and Quanta, and is a contributing editor at Discover. She lives in New York City and California.
Childhood and adolescence
We prize originality, yet humans are natural-born copycats and only good imitators survive. Is it time to celebrate the rip-off?
Stories and literature
A gifted child, an adventure, a dark time, and then … a pivot? How Silicon Valley rewrote America’s redemption narrative
Would telepathy help?
Will the next generation of telepathy machines make us closer, or are there unforeseen dangers in the melding of minds?