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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 Brains of Anxious People May Perceive the World Differently
Male Beetles Mount Other Males to Establish Dominance, Study Finds
Weekend Science: Turn Your Smartphone Into a Microscope
Human Noise Reaches to the Deepest Part of the Ocean
Former 'Bachelor' Contestant Sets World Record for Loudest Apple Crunch
Retired Soccer Player Brandi Chastain Plans to Donate Her Brain to Science
The Science Behind Why It Hurts So Much to Step on a LEGO
Study Shows Happiness Can Trigger 'Broken Heart Syndrome' Too
This App Can Help Non-Doctors Determine Cause of Death
Black Widows’ Hourglass Markings Deter Potential Predators
Light Pollution May Keep Us Awake, Study Finds
French Start-Up Releases Bacteria-Powered Lights
7 Things to Consider When Screening Potential Roommates
Scientists Identify the Most Dangerous Driving Distractions
Scientists Propose Adding Lasers to Brain Cancer Treatment
Data Shows American Weddings Are Really, Really Expensive
Astronaut Scott Kelly's Year in Space Ends Tomorrow
Man Makes Massive Snow Murals on Mountains Using His Feet
Activists Propose New Disability Access Symbol
Truffles Grown in Radioactive Soil Are Safe to Eat, Scientists Say
Does 'Vaginal Seeding' Work? Doctors Say There's Not Enough Evidence
China’s Hidden Cave Temple Will Soon Be Open to the Public
11 Things to Consider When Looking for a Doctor
When It Comes to Tool Use, Scientists Say Kids and Apes Have a Similar Skill Set
Wii Golf May Improve Your Real-World Game, Study Finds
Scientists Test Drug for Traumatic Brain Injury
Scientists Create New Technology That Can ID the Wearer of a Shoe
DNA Tests Show Many Shelter Dogs Are Mislabeled as Pit Bulls
Scientists in Brazil Document Gruesome New Technique of 'Ant-Decapitating Flies'
Farmed Fish Can Evolve at a Surprisingly Fast Rate
Massive Space Telescope Will Look for ‘Another Earth’
Italy’s “Coffee Pot King” Was Laid to Rest in the Iconic Invention
Scientists Crack Mantis Shrimp’s Secret Optic Code
Italian Officials Announce Plans To Limit Number of Tourists in Cinque Terre
Why Can’t You Pump Your Own Gas in New Jersey?
We May Have Split from Our Ape Relatives 2 Million Years Earlier Than Thought
7 Fresh Facts About the Farms That Grow Your Food
Enormous Prehistoric Birds May Have Roamed the Canadian Arctic
The Scientific Reason Love is Addictive
War for Scarce Resources Didn't Kill Off Easter Islanders, Study Says
Scientists 3D-Print and Implant Jawbones, Muscles, and Ears
The Men Who Stare at Laundry
World’s Oldest Known Wild Bird, Wisdom the Albatross, Is a Mother Again
Your Brain May Be Sabotaging Your Diet
Frequent Sighing Helps Keep You Alive
Having Neanderthal DNA May Increase Your Risk of Certain Diseases
Smiles and Frowns Are Contagious for a Reason
Aboriginal Australians Team Up With Scientists to Develop Nanomaterials from Local Plant
Meet Dr. Laser: The Man Who Still Makes Holograms
Can Drinking Cranberry Juice Really Help a UTI?
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