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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.
Biologist Names Moth After Trump to Send Message About Conservation
2016 Was the Hottest Year Ever Recorded
Scientists Identify the Creators of Namibia’s ‘Fairy Circles’
How Talk Therapy Can Change Our Brains for the Better
New Ape Species Named for Skywalker Family
Get the Perfect Pour-Over with a Super-Smart Electric Kettle
Scientists Find More Evidence That Your Appendix Serves a Purpose
Storms Dump Billions of Gallons of Water Into Lake Tahoe
How a Child’s Toy Inspired a Super-Cheap Paper Centrifuge
The International Space Station Is Getting Its First African-American Crewmember
Astronomers: Multiple Cosmic Collisions May Have Created Our Moon
Doctors Find a Tiny Brain Growing Inside a Teenager's Ovary
11 Kind, Free Things You Can Do for Yourself
NASA Announces Two New Asteroid Missions
Scientists Have Found a Possible Cause of Severe PMS
Exposing Babies to Peanuts May Prevent a Deadly Allergy From Developing
New Brush Uses Data to Give You the Best Hair Day Ever
Chickens Are Much, Much Smarter Than They Look
Here's What a Neanderthal's Voice Might Have Sounded Like
Baby Dinosaurs Took Months to Hatch, Study Finds
No, Scientists Have Not Found a ‘New Organ’
5 Very Weird Marginalia Themes in Medieval Manuscripts
Why Are There 24 Hours in a Day?
Tardigrade Sex Does Not Disappoint
Stubborn Sea Stars Thwart Student Scientists by Expelling Microchip Implants
44 Reasons Birds Are Just the Greatest
Retrobituaries: Polymath, Mystic, and Saint Hildegard von Bingen
You Could Play a Dog in Wes Anderson’s New Movie
Scientists Develop Ultra-Long-Lasting Smartphone Battery
Scientists Unwrap the ‘Nuptial Gifts’ Male Fireflies Give to Their Mates
You Can Hire a Robot to Handwrite Your Thank-You Notes
‘Pregnancy Brain’ Is Real, But It’s Not What We Thought
The Secret History of Mrs. Claus
Chicago Is Colder Than Mars This Week
We Really Need to Stop Assuming Healthy Food Is More Expensive
Scientists Unlock the Secret to Super-Tough Antlers
Baby Sea Stars Are Real-Life Water Benders
The Man Who Filled Newspapers With Monsters
Cannibalistic Crabs Show Their Softer Side on Camera
Wisdom the Elderly Albatross Is Expecting Another Baby
U.S. Creates Protected Zone for Atlantic Deep-Sea Corals
Lots of People Are Missing Out on the Smell of Asparagus Pee
Why Is Holly a Symbol of Christmas?
A Magical Discovery: Introducing the ‘Sorting Hat’ Spider
How Do Animals Navigate Using Earth’s Magnetic Field?
Archaeologists Find Traces of Human Organs and Disease in Iron-Age Pottery
Need More Nerdy GIFs? NASA’s Got You Covered
These Proto-Wombats Could Chomp Like Nobody’s Business
Scientists Find Feathered Dinosaur Tail Preserved in Amber
This Is Your Brain on Puns
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