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