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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.
Animals
The Tasselled Anglerfish Is Devious in More Ways Than One
News
CDC Report Confirms That Public Pools Are Gross
News
Cards Against Humanity Names First STEM Scholarship Winner
Animals
Panda Poop Provides Clues to Their Tummy Troubles
Science
How a Contagious Dog Cancer Succeeded and Spread
Science
Trees 'Sleep' at Night Too, Study Finds
History
Altar Cloth in Rural Church May Be Rare Segment of Elizabeth I’s Gown
Big Question
Why Do Diamonds Cost So Much?
Animals
Unlike Ants, Urban Bees May Prefer a Natural Diet
News
An Enormous Fireball Shot Across the Skies Monday Night
News
Dog Attacks on Postal Workers Are No Joke, Says USPS
Animals
Some Deep-Sea Squid Moms Hold Their Eggs in Their Arms
Science
Scientists Use Star Maps to Date Sappho’s 'Midnight Poem'
Live Smarter
What’s the Difference Between Neosporin, Bactine, and Hydrogen Peroxide?
Weird Science
Scientists Read Moviegoers’ Emotions Through Their Breath
Infographic
The World's Weirdest Theme Parks
Videos
Aurally Tracking Climate Change With a Soundscape Ecologist
Science
Dung Beetles Navigate Using Mental Snapshots of the Sky
Stones, Bones & Wrecks
Museum Conservators Discover Youngest Egyptian Mummy in History
Science
Biodiversity Patterns Are Even Stranger in the Deep Sea
Animals
Toxic Moths Use Sonar Signals to Tell Bats to Stay Away
Technology
Stretchy Artificial Skin Could Help Treat Wrinkles and Eczema
Live Smarter
What's the Difference Between Robitussin, Sudafed, and Mucinex?
Science
What Satellite Images of Trees Can Reveal About Underground Fungus
Weird
The United Arab Emirates Plans to Build a Mountain and Control the Weather
Science
Could You Really Cry Someone a River?
Technology
Meet EMILY, the Rugged Robotic Lifeguard
Food
7 Sweet Facts About Strawberries
Science
Fossils Reveal a Hammer-Headed, Vegetarian Sea Weirdo
Modern Problems
Two-Minute Warnings May Fuel Screen-Time Tantrums
Science
Pig Carcasses Aren’t a Great Model for Studying Human Decay, Study Finds
Science
Medical Error May Be America’s Third Leading Cause of Death
Animals
See the Horned Lizard’s Bloody Defense Mechanism in Slo-Mo
Science
A New Computer Program Can Test Lung Health Over the Phone
Animals
More Testosterone Means More Foot Wiggling for These Frogs
Animals
Self-Perpetuating Female Salamanders Are Better Off Without Males, Study Finds
Science
Scientists Explain Why Even the “Biggest Losers” Regain Lost Weight
Science
Why Do Fraternal Twins Run in Families?
Science
Study Confirms What We Already Knew: Living Near Water Can Reduce Stress
News
A Weasel May Have Shut Down the Large Hadron Collider
Big Question
Why Do We Eat Junk Food When We’re Bored?
Science
Some Supplements May Boost the Effectiveness of Antidepressants
Geography
Point Nemo: The Point in the Ocean Farthest From Land
Big Question
How Do Teeth Whiteners Work?
Animals
Scientists Capture Glow-In-The-Dark Sharks in the Deep Blue
Animals
Crows Form, Nurse, and Share Grudges Against People
Science
Study Shows That Childbearing Hips Are a Temporary Phenomenon
Live Smarter
Why Do We Forget What We’re Doing the Minute We Enter a Room?
Weird Science
Japanese Bears are Moving (and Conserving) Cherry Trees with Poop
Movies
See Earth’s Beauty and Troubles from Space in ‘A Beautiful Planet’
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