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Kate Horowitz

Kate Horowitz is a science writer for mental_floss. She writes about pretty much everything, but especially likes to bring readers' attention to squishy, underrated organisms; chronic illness and disability; bodily functions; animal cognition; parasites; and the Moon. She lives in Washington, D.C., where she takes lots of walks and ogles other people's dogs.
Cotton Swab Injuries Send 34 Kids to the Emergency Room Every Day
The Best and Worst Sunscreens, According to Researchers
Study Finds Poppyseed Oil Treatment May Boost Fertility
Scientists Finally Crack the Sunflower’s Genetic Code
Birds Cope with Loss by Strengthening Other Relationships
New Cancer Treatment “Remembers” Tumors and Won’t Let Them Regrow
This Snake’s Venomous Powers Morph as It Grows Up
Tracking the Migration of a Strange Animal: The Scientist
Scientists Grow Blood Stem Cells in the Lab for the First Time
Ice in the Air Makes Earth Sparkle From Space
Scientists Convert Trappist-1 Planetary System Into Celestial Synth Music
Dinosaur Fossils Don’t Get Much Better Than This
Free Up Space on Your Phone With Lite Versions of Your Favorite Apps
This Electric Dipstick Zaps the Pollutants Out of Water
Scientists Sequence DNA of Century-Old Pediatric Tumors
This Rare Shipworm Is Not Safe for Work
Fans Discover the Mystery Highway From the Cover of Radiohead’s 'OK Computer'
Noise Pollution Is Pouring Into Protected Natural Areas
Millions of Years Ago, the Caribbean Flooded the Amazon Rain Forest—Twice
List
8 Common Problems That Can Be Signs of Anxiety
How Blobs of Sea Snot Help Keep Our Oceans Clean
Camera Trap Catches Deer Gnawing Human Remains
Stradivari Violins May Not Sound Better After All
Big Question
Why Are Birds Attacking My Windows?
Pill Makes It Safer for People with Celiac Disease to Eat in Restaurants
How Climate Change Shaped This Adorable Skunk’s Evolution
Major Journal Retracts Controversial Paper on the Dangers of Microbeads
This May Be Why You Crave That Burger
These Algae Live Inside Growing Baby Salamanders
Live Smarter
Just 10 Minutes of Meditation May Help Anxious People Focus
Science
A No-Bake Method for Making Bricks on Mars
Animals
Study Finds Pesticide Makes It Hard for Bees to Fly on Target
Live Smarter
Eat at Chipotle Lately? Check Your Credit Card Statement
Stones, Bones & Wrecks
Scientists Extract Neanderthal DNA From Cave Dirt
Science
Scientists Decode the Secret of Glowing Mushrooms
Animals
Climate Change Has Forced Mussels to Toughen Up
Science
Scientists Grow Working Human Brain Circuits
Weird
These Caterpillars Chow Down on Plastic Bags
Science
Scientists Develop Germ-Fighting Fake Mucus
Science
Why Walking Makes Us Feel Good
Live Smarter
The One Surprising Ingredient for Making a Better Burger
Animals
The Star-Nosed Mole Is Almost Too Weird
Animals
7 Animals That Smell Like Jelly Beans (Because It's National Jelly Bean Day)
Science
This Frog’s Slime Fights the Flu
News
Freezer Malfunction Melts Precious Arctic Ice Samples
Animals
Lady Pigeons’ Hormones Show the Value of Studying Both Sexes
Science
Tooth Decay May Have Turned Tsavo Lions into Man-Eaters
Space
Look Up! A Huge Asteroid Is Whizzing Past Earth This Week
Live Smarter
Is Being Double-Jointed Bad for You?
Science
Tiny Prehistoric Beetle Was First to Mooch off Termites
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