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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.
This Rare Shipworm Is Not Safe for Work
Fans Discover the Mystery Highway From the Cover of Radiohead’s 'OK Computer'
Noise Pollution Is Pouring Into Protected Natural Areas
Millions of Years Ago, the Caribbean Flooded the Amazon Rain Forest—Twice
8 Common Problems That Can Be Signs of Anxiety
How Blobs of Sea Snot Help Keep Our Oceans Clean
Camera Trap Catches Deer Gnawing Human Remains
Stradivari Violins May Not Sound Better After All
Why Are Birds Attacking My Windows?
Pill Makes It Safer for People with Celiac Disease to Eat in Restaurants
How Climate Change Shaped This Adorable Skunk’s Evolution
Major Journal Retracts Controversial Paper on the Dangers of Microbeads
This May Be Why You Crave That Burger
These Algae Live Inside Growing Baby Salamanders
Just 10 Minutes of Meditation May Help Anxious People Focus
A No-Bake Method for Making Bricks on Mars
Study Finds Pesticide Makes It Hard for Bees to Fly on Target
Eat at Chipotle Lately? Check Your Credit Card Statement
Scientists Extract Neanderthal DNA From Cave Dirt
Scientists Decode the Secret of Glowing Mushrooms
Climate Change Has Forced Mussels to Toughen Up
Scientists Grow Working Human Brain Circuits
These Caterpillars Chow Down on Plastic Bags
Scientists Develop Germ-Fighting Fake Mucus
Why Walking Makes Us Feel Good
The One Surprising Ingredient for Making a Better Burger
The Star-Nosed Mole Is Almost Too Weird
7 Animals That Smell Like Jelly Beans (Because It's National Jelly Bean Day)
This Frog’s Slime Fights the Flu
Freezer Malfunction Melts Precious Arctic Ice Samples
Lady Pigeons’ Hormones Show the Value of Studying Both Sexes
Tooth Decay May Have Turned Tsavo Lions into Man-Eaters
Look Up! A Huge Asteroid Is Whizzing Past Earth This Week
Is Being Double-Jointed Bad for You?
Tiny Prehistoric Beetle Was First to Mooch off Termites
Study Finds Women in Academia Do More Unpaid 'Service' Work
Solar-Powered Dehumidifier Pulls Fresh Water Out of Thin Air
New Test Uses Gene Editing Technology CRISPR to Detect Disease
Scientists Explain How Your Shoes Untie Themselves
Scientists: Jellies Are the Oldest Animals on Earth
Furry Friends Could Help Prevent Allergies and Obesity in Babies
See Baby Stars Explode in Orion
Cephalopods Evolve Differently From the Rest of Us, Study Finds
Great Apes Understand When Humans Are Wrong
Scientists Create a Wheel of Old Book Smells
Babies in the UK, Canada, Italy, and the Netherlands Cry More
Scientists Find a Virus That Can Cause Celiac Disease
Did Medieval Brits Worry About a Zombie Uprising?
It's Not Just Your Grandparents—Older Eagles Leave Early Too
Here's What the Elaborate Maze From 'S-Town' Looks Like
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