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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.
Why Do Prunes Make You Poop?
Poop-Like Plant Tricks Dung Beetles Into Burying Its Seeds
Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded for DNA Repair Research
Sea Turtles Wear Swim Suits With Diapers for Research
10 Vaccinated Facts About the Flu Shot
Watch a Tennis Racket Smash Jell-O in Super Slow-Mo
The Nasal Ranger Is a Real-Life Smell-O-Scope
Bronze-Age Brits May Have Mummified Their Dead
How Kooky Pop Songs Made Parry Gripp an Internet Sensation
8 Hard Facts About the Penis Bone
Throw Wildflower Seed Bombs to Bring Back the Bees
The Prettiest Pigeons You've Ever Seen
When Evacuating Hospitals, Some People Use Baby Aprons
Science Explains Why You Can't Smell Your Own House
Captain Morgan Helps Hips in the Emergency Room
Watch 13 Minutes of Japan’s Cutest Rube Goldberg Machines
Elevating Poop Science to an Art
Fidget More, Live Longer, a New Study Finds
7 Things You Need to Know About National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
Bloodsucking Fish Rain From the Sky in Alaska
7 Animals With Grand Mythological Names
6 Sssecrets of a Snake-Sound Scientissst
Some Japanese Monkeys Can’t Taste Bitterness
Do Peaches Make Your Lips Itch?
The Tree That Owns Itself
Multitasking Fish Pee Out of Their Intestines
Why Do I See Stars When I Sneeze Too Hard?
What‘s the Most Valuable Part of the Human Body?
5 Animal Byproducts That Are Also Expensive Delicacies
Can Plants Get Cancer?
How Do Fish Have Sex?
What is Chimerism?
The Grossest 'Snow' on Earth
What Did I Just Watch? Sea Star Attacks Explained
Our Skin Is Covered With Invisible Stripes
15 Majestic Facts About the Anteater
7 Unlikely Seagull Enemies
7 Fierce Facts About Weasels
5 Great Snoots of the Animal Kingdom
7 Disgusting Things Butterflies Eat
10 Surprisingly Noisy Sea Critters
Clams Are Giving Each Other Cancer
5 Perks of Being a Taxonomer
9 Adorable Facts About Hummingbirds
4 Types of Stones That Could Be Inside Your Body
Our Cheeseburgers Are Changing Ants’ Bodies
10 Hidden Talents of the Octopus
The Pooter: An Entomologist's Favorite Tool
5 Flashy Facts About Peacock Spiders
8 Adorable Animals That Are Surprisingly Violent
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