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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.
Massive Fog-Harvesting Operation Begins in Morocco
New Browser Extension Offers Legal Access to Paywalled Content
Why Can’t You Eat Grapefruit While Taking Certain Medications?
New Study Finds That Funding Science Pays Off for Businesses
Spiders Eat Hundreds of Millions of TONS of Bugs Every Year
7 Common Symptoms That Can Be Signs of Depression
Researchers Make Progress on a Pill to Stop Type 2 Diabetes
A New Facebook Feature Can Connect You With Your Representatives
Scientists Create Miniature 'Menstrual Cycle in a Dish'
Scientists Grow Human Heart Cells in Spinach Leaves
Meet Asperitas, the Newest Addition to the Cloud Atlas
Could Fire Be Good for Wild Ecosystems?
DNA Copying Errors Could Be the Most Common Cause of Cancer
New Emojis to Include Vampires, Pie, and a Person in a Headscarf
New Study Explains Why Some Flu Vaccines Work Better Than Others
'Dr. Fraud' Sting Nabs Dozens of Phony Scientific Journals
Scientists Develop Quick, Inexpensive Paper Blood Type Test
Constantly Congested? Ease Up on the Nasal Spray
Tardigrades Produce Glass Shields to Survive Extreme Conditions
Why Are There No Snakes in Ireland?
Democrats and Republicans Are Equally Willing to Admit When They’re Wrong, Study Says
Among H.S. Athletes, Girls Have Higher Concussion Rates Than Boys
Antibiotics Raise Mortality Risk for Honeybees, Study Finds
Scientists Find Physiological Markers for Depression and Schizophrenia
How You Can Help Protect Migrating Birds
Fukushima Has Been Taken Over by Radioactive Boars
Cheerios Is Giving Away 100 Million Wildflower Seeds to Help Honeybees
Millions of People’s Credit Scores May Get a Bump This Summer
Small Dietary Changes Could Bring Big Environmental Gains
Google’s Convenient New CAPTCHA Will Track Your Clicks
Study Links Depression With Gut Bacteria Imbalance
Experts Predict Widespread Ocean Warming by 2050
We're Not Alone: Itching is Contagious for Mice Too
New Theory: Eyes, Not Legs, First Brought Ancient Fish Out of Water
Bumblebees Mark Their Trails With Tiny Scented ‘Footprints’
Yellow Is Actually the Optimal Taxi Color
Postcoital Cheer May Pump Up Satisfaction at Work
No-Needle Migraine Treatment Relieves Kids’ Pain Fast, Study Finds
When Flowers Were New, This Ancient Beetle in Amber Pollinated Differently
People Began Domesticating the Amazon Rain Forest 8000 Years Ago
D.C.’s Cherry Blossoms Will Arrive Extra Early This Year
Florida Is Opening a New Body Farm
New Technique May One Day Boost Organ Transplants
Wild Elephants May Get the Least Sleep of Any Mammal
Siberia’s "Door to the Underworld" Is Growing
Why Making Decisions Stresses Some People Out
Scientists Have Discovered Four New (Very Tiny) Night Frogs
Lose Yourself in Artist Yayoi Kusama’s 'Infinity Mirrors'
Bees Can Teach Each Other to Play Ball
Download NASA's Colorful TRAPPIST-1 Travel Poster
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