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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.
Capuchin Monkeys Can Be Spiteful Jerks, Study Finds
Astronauts Reveal Zinnia Blooms Grown in Space
The Average American Home Has About 100 Different Bug Species
Lyme Disease-Spreading Ticks Now in Almost Half of U.S. Counties
Chinese Space Program Heads for the Far Side of the Moon
Socializing May Lead to Healthier Gut Bacteria
Philippe Cousteau Talks Sex-Crazed Sea Slugs
This Football Helmet of the Future Is Designed to Crumple
Injuries on Mammoth Skeleton Put Humans in the Arctic 45,000 Years Ago
What Keeps Honey From Spoiling?
The Modern Low-Fiber Diet May Be Damaging Our Microbiomes
#MuseumSelfie Day Is January 20
Men, Those 'Natural Enhancers' Aren’t Doing You Any Favors
Sneak a Peek at the NSA Coloring Book
Scientists Suggest Checking Your Chickens for Fleas
Meet the Super-Cute, Mega-Endangered Spider Tortoise
How Astronauts Cope When Things Go Wrong in Space
Why Astronaut Urine Is a National Treasure
Quiet Fireworks: A Kinder, Gentler Way to Celebrate
Get Your In-Flight Snooze on with the Cuddle Chair
Scientists Create Tiny 3D Glasses for Mantises
Ancient Roman Sanitation Efforts May Have Made Things More Gross
Super-Nice People May Be More Likely to Betray You
Scientists Find Ulcer-Causing Bacteria in Ötzi the Ice Man
Plants Fart in the Face of Danger
8 Varieties of Hot Tea Everyone Should Try
9 Things We Learned from David Attenborough’s AMA
25 Fresh Facts About New Jersey
Here’s How You Pack and Ship a Blue Whale Heart
Plant Virus Shows Potential as a Cancer Treatment
Here’s What Happens to Your Body in Outer Space
Scientists Identify Stealthy Ninja Shark
Canadian Scientists Find Medicinal Properties in Maple Syrup Compound
7 Regal Facts About the Elves of Middle-Earth
The Chemistry of Seasonal Affective Disorder
The Chemistry of Truffle Stank
Just How Gross Are Library Books, Exactly?
When Cows Make Art
This Parasitic Mussel Pretends to Be a Fish
Someday We May Be Able to Regrow Lost Teeth
Congress Approves Ban on Microbeads
A Landmark African-American History Project Needs Your Help
To Spot the Panda, Override Your Lazy Brain
Eating in Front of a Mirror Can Make Junk Food Less Delicious
How to Create Awesome Light Paintings
11 Brilliant Gifts for the Board Game Lover in Your Life
We're Getting a Full Moon for Christmas
Scientists May Be Able to Recycle Used Organs
Scientists Say Dogs Like Giving Treats to Their Friends
Decoding ‘The Weirdest Book Ever Published’
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