Corey S. Powell is Editor at Large at DISCOVER magazine, the nation's leading general-interest science magazine, where writes the "Out There" column and blog. He is also the acting Editor in Chief of American Scientist.
Corey spent 15 years on staff at DISCOVER, including five years as editor in chief. Before that he served 8 years on the Board of Editors at Scientific American. During his time at the two magazines he launched both the Scientificamerican.com and Discovermagazine.com digital brands. Corey has coordinated partnerships with the National Science Foundation and National Association of Science Teachers, and has taught in NYU's SHERP graduate science journalism program.
He is the author of God in the Equation (Free Press), an exploration of the spiritual impulse in modern cosmology. As a producer, Corey has worked on "Last Days on Earth," a 20/20 special, for ABC News, and the "Joe Genius" video series for the online network Revision3. In an earlier life, he worked for NASA helping to test gamma-ray telescopes. Corey has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, ABC News, CBS News, the Sci-Fi Channel, and Science Friday, and is a frequent science commentator on Fox News.