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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.
Monkeys Have Been Using Tools for 700 Years
Luzon: The Island of Many Rodents
It Could Take Another 300 Years to Identify All the Trees in the Amazon
Group Seeks Federal Protection For New England's Undersea Paradise
Silly Little Arms Evolved at Least Twice in Dinosaurs
See Another Side of the Highlands With Scotland’s First Snorkeling Trail
Thumb-Sucking and Nail-Biting May Decrease Allergy Risk
Aerial Snack Drones Could Help Save the Black-Footed Ferret
Space Travel May Squeeze Astronauts’ Eyeballs
Why Leftover Antibiotics Are a Problem
The Chemistry of Fluoridated Water
New Hubble Image Reveals the Beating Heart of the Crab Nebula
This Year Will Be One Second Longer Than Usual
Your Smartwatch Could Give Hackers Your PIN and Passwords
Archaeologists Reconstruct the Hillside Burial of an Ancient Shaman
Software Flaws May Invalidate 40,000 Neuroscience Studies
‘Color-Blind’ Cephalopods May See Color After All
Can Humans Sense Magnetic Fields?
Zambian Government Resumes Cull of 2000 Hippos
Swordfish May Grease Their Faces to Swim Faster
The Chemical Difference Between Red, Yellow, and Green Bell Peppers
Scientists Discover Fossilized Tumor on a Transylvanian Dinosaur’s Face
Telling Yourself 'I Think I Can' May Help Your Performance
Growing Stars Are Sucking in Cosmic Dust, Tidying the Universe
The Ozone Layer Hole Over Antarctica Is Healing
Spiny Mice Are First Known Rodents to Have Menstrual Periods
Scientists Find 100-Million-Year-Old Wings Beautifully Preserved in Amber
Opera Star’s Skeleton Shows Evidence of Castration, Singing Career
Artists Erect an Enormous, Glittering Sun Wheel in Porto City Center
NASA Is Building an Internet for the Whole Solar System
Could Gut Bacteria Help Diagnose ‘Chronic Fatigue Syndrome’?
Why Science Labs Use Cone-Shaped Flasks
Tracking Germs on Public Transit Could Help Predict Epidemics
This Lithuanian Goat Pageant Is the Most Joyous Thing We’ve Seen Today
Researchers Recommend at Least 30 Minutes of Nature Time Per Week
Study Links Inflammation and Premenstrual Misery
9 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of a Shark Week Cinematographer
This Zebra Foal Is Wobbly Cuteness at Its Finest
Scientists Say ‘Undead’ Genes Switch On After Death
New Survey Confirms: College Students Are Stressed
Why Do Seared Steak and Toasted Marshmallows Smell So Amazing?
Like Lobsters and Pigeons, Wild Pigs May Orient Their Lives Along Magnetic Fields
Explore a Pristine Marine World in the Virtual-Reality Film 'Valen’s Reef'
The Surprisingly Devious History of CAPTCHA
Study Suggests Disney Princess Culture Is Harmful for Little Girls
Conservationists Say Fish Like Dory From 'Finding Dory' Should Stay Hidden
7 Things You Never Knew About Fish
Researchers Debunk Medical Myths About Vitamin D
Researchers Release Dead “Frankenturtles” into the Chesapeake Bay
The Canadian Space Agency Is Hiring
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