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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.
Mouse Cells Become First Mammal Embryos Successfully Grown in Space
Level Up Your Snack Game with Glass Potato Chips
Space Travel Causes Liver Damage in Mice
The Club for Failures
These Baby Dinosaurs Were Born With Adult-Like Proportions
The Sharp Science of Animal Strikes
Why Is It So Hard to Sleep in a New Place?
Stung by a Jelly? Get Yourself in Hot Water
The Right Bacteria Can Turn Off a Sweet Tooth
This Video Explains the Chemistry of Snake Venom
Exploring the Psychology of Why Astronauts Feel Awe
How a 700-Pound Elk Shrieks Like a Ringwraith
Educators: Win Free Wildflower Seed Bombs for Your Class
Ring-Tailed Lemurs Use Perfume as a Weapon
Are Cold Mice Skewing Cancer Study Results?
Breast Milk: The Swiss Army Knife of Bodily Fluids
Divers Find 400-Year-Old Silk Dress in Dutch Shipwreck
Traveling? Protect Yourself from Hotel Bedbugs With These Tricks
Stuttering in Mice Supports Genetic Theory of Human Speech Disorder
Parasitic Worms May Keep Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Bay
These Centuries-Old Maps Were Meant to Be Read By Touch
15 Unique Facts About Fingerprints
Desert Ants’ Shiny Silver Hair Keeps Them Cool
These Frogs Have Developed a Resistance to Killer Fungus
Living Near Green Spaces May Increase Women’s Lifespans
Is it Possible to Outrun a Fart?
We Now Know Why Bearcats Smell Like Buttered Popcorn
Why Scientists Love the Gila Monster
Scientists Identify Cheap, Easy Way for Runners to Prevent Blisters
6 Ways to Get More Out of Your Doctor Appointments
SpaceX Made History Again by Landing a Rocket on a Droneship
New Tree of Life Beautifully Illustrates the Enormous World of Bacteria
Study Finds Rare Resistance to Serious Genetic Diseases
Do Wasps Sting in Revenge?
Meet the Scientist Who Worked as a Snowflake Consultant on 'Frozen'
Scientists Need Your Help Looking at Pictures of Penguins
The Best and Worst States for Gender Equality
Even the Scent of Alcohol Can Lower Your Inhibitions
Archaeologists Find Tomb Artifacts Linking Nepal to Silk Road
Get to Know the Malayan Tapir (Before It’s Too Late)
U.S. Government (Finally) Makes It Illegal to Sell Tigers Without a Permit
Ancient Horse Poop May ID Site of Hannibal's Passage Over the Alps
Conservationists Plan to Sneak Electronic Eggs Into Vulture Nests
To Save Their Species, These Prehistoric Animals Mated Early and Died Young
Peek Inside a Hydroponic Spinach Farm
What’s the Difference Between Tylenol, Aspirin, Advil, and Aleve?
Scientists Say Light Colors Make Salmon More Belligerent
Scientists Grow Hairy Skin in the Lab
The Position of ‘Chief Wombat Cuddler’ Is Now Open
Japanese Raindrop Cake Is Coming to America
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