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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.
Archaeologists in Italy Find Rare Stele Inscribed in Etruscan
Here Are the 10 Worst Cities for People with Allergies
Smoking Messes Up Your Mouth’s Bacterial Balance, Study Says
What Has Caused the Rise in Peanut Allergies?
Antarctic Birds Recognize and Attack Humans They Don’t Like
The Genius Engineer Behind the Super Soaker
Conservationists Hope to Reintroduce Lynx to the UK
Tardigrade Genome Not as Weird as We Thought, Study Says
Urban Birds Are Sharper Than Country Birds, Study Suggests
Scientists Stunned by the Discovery of Sea Walnuts' Buttholes
Psychologists Say Macho Behavior May Help Explain Men’s Shorter Lifespans
America's National Parasite Collection Is Getting Spruced Up
Scientists Find Neurological Basis of Risk-Taking Trait
Human-Made Noise May Interfere with Panda Sex
Why the Burnt Hot Dog Sea Cucumber Matters
Mindfulness Meditation May Help with Lower Back Pain
Climate Change May Be Coming for Your Wine
Scientists Pinpoint Brain Cells That Signal When To Stop Eating
Mütter Museum Website Lets Visitors Get Up-Close and Personal with Medical Specimens
Human Remains Found Under Pub May Help Rewrite Irish History
We’re Better at Spotting Manipulators Online Than in Person
10,000 Ceramic Insects Swarm English Manor
Turn Guantánamo Into a Marine Research Station, Scholars Say
Here’s What Happens When You Use a Bean-Riddled Massage Bar in the Shower
This Crow’s Beak Evolved to Wield Tools
Scientists Say Fancy Pigeons’ Floofy Feet Are Actually Partial Wings
Did Abraham Lincoln Have a Genetic Mutation?
Unusual 'Fairy Circles' Found Outside Africa for the First Time
Why Does Seeing Food Make Your Mouth Water?
Scientists Say Walking Burns More Calories Than Previously Thought
Scientists Finally Identify the ‘Tully Monster’
Scientists Devise Technique to Measure THC in Pot Brownies and Other Edibles
Storks Give Up Migration to Eat ‘Junk Food’
New Report Reveals the Dangers of Natural Remedies
Vikings’ Parasites May Have Led to Lung Problems in Their Modern Descendants
Study Finds Premature Babies Harbor Drug-Resistant Bacteria
Forensic Scientists Devise a Better Method for Testing Crime-Scene Lipstick Stains
How an Amateur Astronomer Discovered Uranus
New App Analyzes Tweets to Prevent Food Poisoning Outbreaks
Just What Is a Species, Anyway?
10 Juicy Facts About Leeches
Designers Grow Edible Fungus Out of Plastic Garbage
Here's How Often You Should Wash 10 Household Items
Woodpeckers Assess Competitors by Their Drumming Skills
Taxidermy Thieves Make Off With $142,000 in Stuffed Animals & Antiques
Engineers Are Using 3D Printers to Create Origami-Inspired Surgical Tools
Researchers Say ‘Ugly’ Animals Get Less Scientific Attention
Overconfidence Can Stunt Your Intellectual Growth, Study Says
Bionic Fingertip Lets Amputees 'Feel' Tactile Sensations
Scientists Say Some Birds Are Just as Smart as Apes
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