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.
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?
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?