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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.
Scientists Discover ‘Giant Dwarf’ Bushbaby
New Study Finds No Link Between Childhood Cat Ownership and Psychosis
Brain Scans Show 4 Different Types of Depression
Scientists Find Genetic Evidence of Matrilineal Dynasty at Chaco Canyon
Why Lady Mantises Eat Their Mates
Scientists Use Facial Recognition Software to Identify Wild Lemurs
Archaeologists Are Excavating a WWII Internment Camp in Hawaii
The Fierce Rapids of the Congo River Create New Fish Species
Honeybees Go 'Whoop!' When They Bump Into Each Other
Museum Finds Winston Churchill’s Lost Essay on Extraterrestrial Life
5 Times Scientists Played Animal Matchmakers
Geoglyphs Are Evidence of Ancient Farming in the Rainforest
New Imaging Technique Reveals Baby Pictures of Our Universe
Our Ideal Partners Laugh at the Same Jokes We Do
Our Pollution Has Now Reached Deep-Sea Animals
The Strange Logic of the Strawberry Squid’s Lopsided Eyes
Science Explains Why Your Lab Is Always Hungry
What Is an Ambivert?
Jumping Around Can Help Kids Learn Math
Chan Zuckerberg BioHub Awards $50 Million to 'Risky' Science
Fluency in Sign Language May Sharpen Peripheral Vision
How Used Coffee Grounds Could Save Refugee Lives
New Gecko Species Gets Naked to Escape Predators
Ireland Looks to Become First Country to Stop Funding Fossil Fuels
A Fireball Landed in Lake Michigan This Morning
Do Certain Sounds Enrage You? Neurologists May Know Why
A New Hammerhead Shark Species May Have Just Been Discovered
Plants Tailor Their Chemical Weapons to Match Their Opponent
Most Americans Support Vaccination
Scientists Convert Human Skin Cells Into Cancer Killers
Dive Inside Saturn’s Rings With Gorgeous New NASA Images
‘Reversible’ Spit Helps Frogs Nab Their Prey
Why It’s Essential to Get Enough Sleep During Flu Season
Museum Immortalizes Weasel That Shut Down the Large Hadron Collider
Biologists Grow Human Cells Inside Pig Embryos
We Can Print Human Skin Now
French Designers Invent Sleek, Squishy, Ergonomic Smartphone
Little Girls Start Believing Harmful Gender Stereotypes by Age 6
Eating Shellfish Likely Means Eating Plastic, Scientists Say
Scientists Grow Mouse Organs Inside Rats, Then Transplant Them Into Mice
Wolf-Sized Otters Once Prowled Prehistoric Swamps
With Training, We Can Learn to Spot Fake News
What’s the Best Way to Stop Yourself From Choking?
What Really Happens When You Swallow Your Gum?
11 Can’t-Miss American Pie Shops
Retrobituaries: Nellie Bly, Rabblerouser and Pioneer of Investigative Journalism
Global Consortium Aims to Create and Stockpile New Vaccines
A Redhead Emoji May Be on the Way
Your Heartbeat Could One Day Be Your Password
Another EpiPen Competitor Is on Its Way
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