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Kat McGowan
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.

Written by Kat McGowan

Essay/
Stories & Literature
Silicon phoenix

A gifted child, an adventure, a dark time, and then … a pivot? How Silicon Valley rewrote America’s redemption narrative

Kat McGowan

Essay/
Ethics
Would telepathy help?

Will the next generation of telepathy machines make us closer, or are there unforeseen dangers in the melding of minds?

Kat McGowan

Essay/
Childhood & Adolescence
Brilliant impersonators

We prize originality, yet humans are natural-born copycats and only good imitators survive. Is it time to celebrate the rip-off?

Kat McGowan

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