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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.
This Biohacker Is Developing DIY Kits to Grow Human Tissue at Home
11 Awesome Things You Didn’t Know You Could Get from Your Library
Super-Chill Rapper Wins South Korean Space Out Competition
Swedish Space Rock Is a New Type of Meteorite
One Way to Keep Invasive Asian Carp at Bay: Carbonate the Great Lakes
Why Are Some Birds So Smart? Their Brains Are Neurally Dense
Is Algae the Jet Fuel of the Future?
Watch Giant Spider Crabs Form a Thick, Living Carpet
5-Minute Game May Improve Kids’ Math Skills
Bioluminescence Evolved in Fish at Least 27 Times, Scientists Say
Study Suggests Migraine Triggers Vary Widely
Meet the Team That Puts Dinosaurs Back Together
Deer May Rely on Internal Compasses to Avoid Colliding When They Flee
Introducing ‘Broomgate,’ the Latest Controversy to Hit Professional Curling
When Cornered, Electric Eels Rise Out of the Water to Attack
Prehistoric Mammals Didn’t Need Dinosaur Die-Off to Thrive, Say Scientists
Guinea Worm Disease May Soon Be Eradicated
These Fish Can Recognize Human Faces
Great White Sharks May Travel to Long Island to Mate
Hang Out on the Sea Floor With Live Video From a Hydrothermal Vent
You May Not Be Seeing Amazon's Best Prices
Geologists Say Greece’s ‘Lost City’ Is Actually a Natural Formation
Cuckolded Sparrow Fathers Stop Feeding Their Kids
The Chemistry of Killer Algae
Today’s Americans More Accepting Than Ever of Same-Sex Relationships
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Mantis Heralds New Era of Species Identification
The Many Ways Smartphones Are Changing Our Bodies
Birds Use ‘Baby Talk’ to Teach Songs to Their Young
British Goldfish Saved After Surgery to Remove Goldfish-Size Tumor
Orca Genome Reveals a Cultural History of the Species
Scientists Identify Gene Associated with Butterfly Wing Coloration
Bumblebees’ Hair Helps Them Decide Where to Eat
American Chemical Society Video Explains Why Homeopathy Is 'Bunk'
See the Future of Equine Medicine: A CT Scanner for Horses
Music May Reduce Anxiety Before Super-Stressful Eye Surgery
Large Norwegian Study Links Workaholism to Other Conditions
Researcher Maps the Devastation of the Black Plague Using Broken Pottery
When it Comes to Dating, Does Having a 'Wingman' Actually Help?
15 Historical Theories on How to Be Lucky
Dolphins’ Snot May Be Essential to Their Communication
3D-Printed Hair Is Even Cooler Than It Sounds
Ruby-Red Seadragons and Other New Species Make Top 10 List
Look at the Dallas Zoo’s New Baby Elephant
Engineers Design Device to Listen to Knees’ Snaps, Crackles, and Pops
South American Earthworms Build Enormous Mounds of Poop
Coming Soon: Black, Coconut Ash-Flavored Ice Cream
Scientists Estimate Earth Is Home to One Trillion Microbial Species
Hunting Meteorites in Antarctica
Octopuses, Cuttlefish, and Squid Are Thriving in Warming Waters
11 Things You Didn’t Know About Sunscreen
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