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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.
New Test Can Differentiate Between Tick-borne Illnesses
Are Smart People More Likely to Believe Stereotypes?
DNA Tests Show ‘Extinct’ Penguin Species Never Existed
The ‘Yoda Bat’ Gets an Even Cuter Name
German Doctors May Soon Prescribe Parasite Eggs
Scientists Catch Tiny Jumping Spiders Eating Frogs and Lizards
Are Cigarette Butts the Secret to Better Roads?
Why Fiber Is Good for Your Gut Health
Experts Say Trying to Force Yourself to Be Happy Doesn't Work
Space Fanatics Are Paying Top Dollar to Fly Through the Eclipse
Research Suggests Loneliness Is As Bad for You as Smoking Nearly a Pack of Cigarettes a Day
New Study Shows It's Surprisingly Easy to Make People Have Auditory Hallucinations
Balloon Cams Will Offer Unparalleled Views of the Total Solar Eclipse
Scientists Devise Clever Way to Test Old Manuscripts’ DNA
Scientists Fold Organ-based 'Tissue Paper' Into Origami
NASA Could Send Your Tweet Into Deep Space
Scientists Improve Drug Safety—for Penguins
There’s an Easier Way to Clean Your Microwave
All That Meat in Pet Food Has a Big Environmental Impact
Scientists Remove Disease-Causing Mutations from Human Embryos
IKEA Is Now Selling Home Solar Power Systems
How Just One Nasty Winter Forced This Lizard to Evolve
The Exquisitely Preserved ‘Mona Lisa of Dinosaurs’ Has Been Named
Scorpions Use Acid and Protons to Make Their Stings More Painful
Heat Waves Could Make South Asia Unlivable by 2100
8 Dazzling Facts About Hedy Lamarr
You Literally Can’t Pay Us to Go to the Gym, According to New Study
Slug Slime Inspires Super-Sticky Surgical Sealant
Japanese Scientists Engineer 'True Blue' Chrysanthemums
Scientists Say American Sperm Counts Are on the Decline
The Tardigrade’s Extraordinary Weirdness Continues
Growing Up With Headphones May Not Damage Kids’ Hearing
Why Is Soda Measured in Liters?
Flying Telescopes Will Watch the Total Solar Eclipse from the Air
Rising Temperatures Are Killing Off African Wild Dogs
Does More Fat Really Make Ice Cream Taste Better?
Researchers Say You’re Exercising More Than You Think
Here’s What a Rocket Launch Looks Like from Space
These Deep-Sea Worms Could Live More Than a Thousand Years
And Now, the Weather (On Mars)
Make Alexa's Daily Weather Forecasts More Accurate
Your Dominant Side Might Determine the Way You Kiss
Could Imported Sperm Help Save America’s Bees?
8 Defining Facts About Jane Goodall
Tardigrades Could Live on Earth Until the Sun Dies
Apple Unveils Zombie, Yoga, and Breastfeeding Emojis
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Baking Soda vs Baking Powder: What's the Difference?
Truck Launches Thousands of Slime Eels Onto Oregon Highway
Scientists Put a GIF Inside Living Bacteria
Scientist Asks: Why Do We Weep?
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