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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.
Test Helps to Identify Which Puppies Will Make Good Guide Dogs
Anesthesia May Not Work the Way We Thought It Did
Itsy-Bitsy Spiders Follow Laser Pointers Like Cats Do
Why Coloring and Doodling Make Us Feel Good
Polar Bears Are Consuming Less Mercury—But There's a Downside
Could Broccoli Sprouts Help Treat Type 2 Diabetes?
Survey Says: Gray Seals Are Back
Inexpensive 'Smell Test' Could Help Diagnose Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases
Low Body Weight May Be Risky for Female Runners’ Bones
Baby Eels Migrate by Following Magnetic Fields
How Your Brain Fights Sleep Even When You're Exhausted
NASA Rocket Launch Will Create Blue-Green and Red Clouds on Sunday
Scientists: Maybe Yawning Isn’t Contagious After All
Bats Yell, Too
Why Do Different Weather Apps Have Different Forecasts?
Scientists Tell Octopus Species Apart by Counting Their Warts
A New Way to Tell If a Dead Duck Could Fly
This Planet Burns Hotter Than Most Stars
Eliminate ‘Um’ from Your Speech with a New App
‘Lost’ Galapagos Tortoise Species Could Make a Comeback
Do Compression Tights Really Improve Running Performance?
7 Myths About Eggs, Debunked
Snuggle Up to This Plush Tardigrade
Deep-Sea Mission Nets a Fish With No Face
Is Deodorant Bad for You? 5 Myths About Antiperspirant and Deodorant
Scientists Look to Prairie Vole Brains to Understand Monogamy
NASA Details Plans to Fly to the Sun in 2018
Astronomers Propose New Donut-Shaped Celestial Object
Boa Constrictors Form Hunting Parties and We’re Totally Fine with That
Now Online: 2.2 Million Images from the Early Days of Photography
Tree-Climbing, Seed-Spitting Goats Help Trees Grow in New Places
We Don’t Like Our Scientists to Be Too Good-Looking
A New Kind of Autopsy Could Mean Far Fewer Dissections
Monster Wave Rocks the Southern Ocean
How Human War Affected the Weather in Space
Cotton Swab Injuries Send 34 Kids to the Emergency Room Every Day
The Best and Worst Sunscreens, According to Researchers
Study Finds Poppyseed Oil Treatment May Boost Fertility
Scientists Finally Crack the Sunflower’s Genetic Code
Birds Cope with Loss by Strengthening Other Relationships
New Cancer Treatment “Remembers” Tumors and Won’t Let Them Regrow
This Snake’s Venomous Powers Morph as It Grows Up
Tracking the Migration of a Strange Animal: The Scientist
Scientists Grow Blood Stem Cells in the Lab for the First Time
Ice in the Air Makes Earth Sparkle From Space
Scientists Convert Trappist-1 Planetary System Into Celestial Synth Music
Dinosaur Fossils Don’t Get Much Better Than This
Free Up Space on Your Phone With Lite Versions of Your Favorite Apps
This Electric Dipstick Zaps the Pollutants Out of Water
Scientists Sequence DNA of Century-Old Pediatric Tumors
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