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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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Itsy-Bitsy Arachnids Use Bats as Airplanes
Can Drinking Champagne Really Save Your Memory?
Watch This Tiny Sword Master Display Her Awesome Martial Arts Skills
Watch This Crow Use Bait to Catch a Fish
‘Hippo’ Spotted in London Pond Is Actually a Remote-Controlled Boat
Death Valley's Mysterious ‘Sailing Stones’ Explained
Tapeworm Infects Man, Gives Him Cancer
To Survive, Endangered Parrots May Need to Take Their Vitamins
7 Teary Facts About the Science of Crying
Scientists Find Fanged Amphibian and ‘Fire Frog’ Fossils in Brazil
Why Can I Sometimes See the Moon During the Day?
Watch and Listen as the Harlem Globetrotters Team Up With 'STOMP'
Japanese Fishermen Find Giant Squid Babies
Mary Lee the Shark Has Her Own Popular Twitter Account
Watch Fire Ants Flow ‘Like Ketchup’
Scientist Says Weak Bones Drove Woolly Mammoths to Extinction
Rare Baby Civet Born at Nashville Zoo
Can Birds Smell?
Man Is His Own Child’s Uncle, Says DNA Testing
Peanut Butter Glows in the Dark
11 Fun Facts About Internet Superstar Marnie the Dog
Town Weighing Retrial for ‘Witch’ Executed in 1716
Howler Monkeys Can Either Be Really Loud or Well-Endowed
When You Combine a Senior Home and a Daycare Center, Everybody Wins
9 Clever Ways to Hack Your Brain Today
To Cool Off, This Fish Gets Out of the Water
Become an Expert Witch-Finder at Cornell University
Poop-Eating Naked Mole Rats Get Suckered Into Babysitting
Medieval Supernova Lit Earth’s Skies for Months
Genomic Sequencing Reveals Secrets of the Vulture's 'Ironclad' Gut
Watch Zookeepers Weigh a 1-Month-Old Aye-Aye
Kids Help Save the Oceans With Shark Stanley
Astronaut Scott Kelly Breaks Record for Time Spent in Space
8 Brain 'Facts' We All Get Wrong
2015 is the Year of Mud
Sedentary Lifestyle Probably Won’t Kill You, New Study Says
Meet Marimo, the World’s Most Charismatic Algae
Watch Koko the Gorilla Meet Her New Pet Kittens
Watch Gorgeous Bubbles Tumble in Microgravity
Caramel Apples Linked to Deadly Listeria Infection
Male Crickets Bribe Their Mates With 'Gummy Bears'
Are Squat Toilets Better for Your Health?
Read Oliver Sacks’s Academic Work for Free
'Glacier Mice' Are Scampering Balls of Moss
Your Bones Are Electric (Sometimes)
Could We Grow Moss on Mars?
9 Animals That Use Electricity
Architect Creates a Living, Breathing Wall Full of Frogs
Watch a Brief History of Pee in Chemistry
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