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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.
Flying Telescopes Will Watch the Total Solar Eclipse from the Air
Rising Temperatures Are Killing Off African Wild Dogs
Does More Fat Really Make Ice Cream Taste Better?
Researchers Say You’re Exercising More Than You Think
Here’s What a Rocket Launch Looks Like from Space
These Deep-Sea Worms Could Live More Than a Thousand Years
And Now, the Weather (On Mars)
Make Alexa's Daily Weather Forecasts More Accurate
Your Dominant Side Might Determine the Way You Kiss
Could Imported Sperm Help Save America’s Bees?
8 Defining Facts About Jane Goodall
Tardigrades Could Live on Earth Until the Sun Dies
Apple Unveils Zombie, Yoga, and Breastfeeding Emojis
Baking Soda vs Baking Powder: What's the Difference?
Truck Launches Thousands of Slime Eels Onto Oregon Highway
Scientists Put a GIF Inside Living Bacteria
Scientist Asks: Why Do We Weep?
Chinese Scientists 'Teleport' an Object Into Space
Does Evolution Explain Why Our Sleep Habits Change With Age?
As Predicted, a Massive Iceberg Just Broke Off in Antarctica
New Technique Can Spot a Heart Attack in the Making Long Before It Happens
Extreme Weather Patterns Threaten Georgia’s Peach Supply
It Turns Out That Single-Celled Organisms Are Having Sex Too
'Safer' Drugs Found at Music Festivals Contain Meth and Bath Salts
Scientists Convert Drones Into Tornado-Predicting Machines
Mantises Regularly Catch and Feast On Birds, NBD
Stunning Photo of Spiral Galaxy Messier 77 Shows Its Beauty and Power
Artists Transform the Polar Bear Capital of the World Into Massive Mural Gallery
Mass Extinction That Killed the Dinosaurs Also Led to 'Explosive Radiations of Frogs'
We Just Got Two Steps Closer to Personalized Cancer Vaccines
What Does That Number on My Fruit Mean?
The Chemistry of Fireworks and Sparklers
Time Has Only Strengthened These Ancient Roman Walls
An Iceberg the Size of Delaware Is About to Break Away From Antarctica
Scientists Zoom In on Genetic Causes of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Drumming Cockatoos Keep the Beat Like Human Musicians
Yes, Scientists, the Sex of Your Animal Subjects Affects Your Results
Working Nights Could Keep Your Body from Healing
How Experts Say We Should Stop a 'Zombie' Infection: Kill It With Fire
Seagulls Eat Garbage in Landfills and Then Poop Pollution Into Our Waters
Science Confirms That Summer Heat Makes Us Grumpy
Why We Keep Falling for Fake News
A Partner's Touch Could Ease Our Pain
Dogs Join the Search for Amelia Earhart’s Remains
How Scientists Use Old Museum Specimens to Make New Findings
One Bite From This Tick Can Make You Allergic to Bacon
200 Health Experts Call for Ban on Two Antibacterial Chemicals
Tylenol Could Help Prevent Altitude Sickness
A Plankton Bloom Turns the Bosphorus Strait Turquoise
‘Venice Time Machine’ Will Resurrect Centuries-old Social Networks
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