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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.
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Toothbrush Sounds Can Make Us Better Brushers
XPRIZE Launches $7 Million Ocean Discovery Challenge
Rare Siberian Tiger Cubs Born in Russian Reserve
Watch Ants Act Like Tiny Farmers With Aphid Livestock
Iceland's Yule Lads Bring Gifts, Steal Meat
John James Audubon’s Made-Up Bulletproof Fish
People Are Infecting Themselves With Parasitic Worms as a Medical Treatment
Unhappiness Does Not Cause Illness, Say Researchers
Watch the World’s Tiniest Nature Films
Rare European Dung Beetle Found Living in Cow Poop
Watch an Astronaut's Dream Come to Life
British Astronaut Will Run the London Marathon From Space
25 Not-So-Crabby Facts About Maryland
Non-Bee Insects Are Important Pollinators, Too
'Organism Designers' Are Hacking Biology to Make Smells From Scratch
11 Brilliant Gifts $20 and Under
Why Can’t I Sleep In On Weekends Anymore?
Running Ultramarathons May Shrink Your Brain
Rare Butterfly Species Named for David Attenborough
Hot Peppers Aren’t Actually 'Hot'
Seabird Poop Carries Ocean Pollution Ashore
Clever Cuttlefish Muffle Electrical Signals to Hide from Sharks
You Can Visit the Skull of the Original Winnie-the-Pooh
Water Bear Genome Reveals Even More Weirdness
11 of the Hottest Bird Dance Moves
Were Medieval Books Written on Uteruses?
Black Friday Not Your Thing? Try 'Civilised Saturday'
See Australian Parakeets Form a Super-Swarm
‘Healthy’ Foods May Be Better for Some People Than Others
Microscopic Parasite Revealed to Be Teeny, Tiny Jellyfish
7 Tough Facts About Tardigrades
Look Inside the Placebo Effect
To Save Endangered Quolls, Conservationists Throw Toad Sausages Out of Helicopters
Pigeons as Good as Radiologists at Spotting Breast Cancer, Scientists Say
Neil deGrasse Tyson Pays Homage to Abe Lincoln, the Science Guy
The ‘Blue Dragon’ Is Real, and It’s Spectacular
Danish Artist Creates Fantastic ‘Specimens’ in Glass
Cuddly Guts Bring Comfort to the Chronically Ill
Do Tortoises Like Being Petted?
Join the 2015 Starling Survey
Scientists Identify Proteins That Align with Magnetic Fields
'Blood Rain' in Spain Is Partially Explained
Time-Lapse Video Reveals Patterns in Penguin Huddle
How a Wombat Became a Famous Art Muse
See Voyager 1’s Luminous Pictures of Saturn
Watch a Dutch Team Build and Ride the World’s Longest Bicycle
15 Non-Sex Uses for Condoms
Watch Ghostly 'Sea Angels' Swim Through the Depths
25 Sun-Soaked Facts About Florida
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