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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.
Scientists Say We Could Be Fooled by Clark Kent’s Glasses
Fossils Suggest Life on Earth Is Much Older Than We Thought
A Growing Number of Parents Think Vaccines Are 'Unnecessary'
Your 'Best' Hours Might Not Be Your Most Productive
Did Lucy Die After Falling out of a Tree?
SETI Scientists Are Dubious About That Mysterious ‘Signal’
Scientists Emerge From Year-Long Mars Simulation in Hawaii
iPads May Be Better Than Sedatives for Kids About to Undergo Surgery
These Desert Birds Make Jerk Stepdads
The Case of the Deadly Bagpipes
Baby Simulators Linked to Higher Risk of Teen Pregnancy
Rats Use Their Whiskers to Follow the Wind
New Technology Uncovers Hidden Pictures on ‘Blank’ Pages of 16th-Century Book
The Kind-hearted Chaos of NYC’s Only Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Cooperative Living May Speed Up Ant Evolution
The Octobot Is Soft, Autonomous, and Stinkin’ Adorable
Checked-Baggage Fees May Be Doing You a Favor
Can Stress Really Turn Your Hair Gray?
The Caribbean Emits a ‘Whistle’ That Can Be Detected from Space
Viking Burials Included Board Games
Plight of Injured Toucan Sparks Global Movement—and New Animal Planet Documentary
Coral Reefs Depend on Big Fishes’ Pee
Study Finds Happy People Are More Authentic on Facebook
This Edible Packaging Is Made From Milk Protein
Hot, Humid Weather May Have Helped Shape Human Noses
Mouse Gut Microbes May Be Messing With Study Results
The SPF Rating on Your Sunscreen Bottle May Be Misleading
A Scientific Reason to Stop Peeing in the Pool
Scientists Say DNA Molecules Can Glow
Massachusetts Elementary School Cancels Homework for a Year
We’ve Been Seriously Underestimating the Number of Viruses on Earth
Here's What Happens When You Scan Sting’s Brain for Science
Baking Luggage May Be the Next Big Thing in Bedbug Control
7 No-Sweat Ways to Sneak in Physical Activity at Work
Researcher Stages Cheeto Olympics for Birds
Global Warming Could Make Our Beaches Saltier
Step Inside Japan’s Only Sushi Restaurant Run by Women
Unique Glow Helps Identify Two New Fish Species
Are Lefties Really More Creative?
Bending Sticks Into Tools Is Apparently NBD for Crows
The Siberian ‘Demon Baby,’ Explained
Scientists Say Greenland Sharks May Live 400 Years
Wasabi vs. ‘Wasabi’
DNA Shows Infamous ‘Piltdown Man’ Was Two Parts Human, One Part Ape
Ohio Conservationists Unleash Hellbenders on Local Streams
Humming Might Not Coax Snails Out of Their Shells After All
Dolphin Moms May Start Teaching Their Calves Before They're Born
NASA Releases More Than 1000 Stunning New Images of Mars
Is It Possible to Overdose on Vitamins?
Archaeologists Find Remains of ‘High-Status’ Women in Cahokia Burial Mound
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