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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.
The World’s Smallest Gazelle Is Cute and in Crisis
Dissatisfied With Your Marriage? Sleep On It
Scientists Find Genetic Root of Limb Regrowth
New Game Lets Kids Share Their Art With a Monster
Archaeologists Find 6th-Century Castle at King Arthur’s Mythical Birthplace
Amish Farms Are Really Good at Protecting Kids from Asthma
Why Worker Bees Don’t Have Babies
Why Does Reading in the Car Make You Feel Queasy?
Autoimmune Diseases May Have a Silver Lining
Some Woolly Mammoths Survived Until Just 5600 Years Ago
Scientists Collect the First Entries For a Library of Ice
How Unfair Police Lineups Land the Wrong People Behind Bars
A Fish Parasite May Have Compromised Decades of Behavioral Experiments
Survey Shows a Third of Adults Under 45 Get Financial Help From Their Parents
Researchers Find Genetic Regions Associated with Depression
Darwin’s Obsession With Barnacle Penises Makes a Lot of Sense Now
Scientists Have Found a Weird Purple Orb on the California Seafloor
Why Does Sunlight Damage Our Skin?
8 Years On, Dolly’s Clones Are Doing Just Fine
How Tomatoes Fend Off Parasitic Vines
Scientists Study the Complex Roles of Gases in Our Bodies
Scientists Find Solid Evidence for Non-Celiac Wheat Sensitivity
Picture Book 'Women in Science' Captures Little-Known Stories of Pioneers
An Orangutan in Indianapolis Has Learned to Ape Human Speech
Scientist Says Our Oldest Ancestor May Have Been Only ‘Half Alive’
New Zealand Announces Massive Cull of (Almost) All Predators
Report Finds Circus Animals Are Denied Lives ‘Worth Living’
The Science of Sweet and Sour Cherries
Scientists Discover That Lichens Are Symbiotic Threesomes
The Next Green Fuel Might Be Growing in Your Yard
Archaeologists Find ‘New Clues’ in Search for Roanoke’s Lost Colonists
Matching Drinking Habits May Mean a Happier Marriage
Scientists Find 97 Never-Before-Seen Regions of the Brain
In Mozambique, People and Wild Birds Share a Sweet Business Arrangement
Top Dog? Watch Dachshunds Compete in the Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals
Plant-Based ‘Shrimp’ Is Vegan, Kosher, and Surprisingly Convincing
Male-Killing Microbe Meddles With Butterfly Mating
Why Turtles Have Shells (It’s Not What We Thought)
Could Chickens Be the Mosquito Repellents of the Future?
Crawling Machine Is Half Animal, Half 3D-Printed Robot
DNA of Tiny Lemurs Shows Big Changes in Madagascar’s Landscape
‘Mom Jeans’ and ‘Ghosting’ Among New Terms Added to Dictionary.com
Saving Gorgeous Butterflies, One Egg at a Time
How 18th- and 19th-Century Babies Contributed to Science
Sinus Problems? Inhaling Steam May Not Help
Scientists Create Enormous 3D Map of Distant Galaxies
What’s in a Fecal Transplant?
Given the Opportunity to Cheat on Their Mates, City Falcons Stay True
‘Booster Shots’ of Healthy Soil Can Bring Barren Landscapes Back to Life
Who Cleaned Up the Carnage After Napoleon’s Battles?
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