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.
Tiny Shrimp Are the Bees of the Sea
Why Yo-Yo Dieting Leads to Long-Term Weight Gain
Young Toddlers Know When You’re Lying, Say Scientists
Scientists Figure Out How Some Probiotics Work
Ants Communicate by Swapping Spit
Scientists Find Potential Diabetes Drug in Platypus Venom
62 Years Ago Today, Ann Hodges Was Hit by a Meteorite
Our Early Human Ancestor ‘Lucy’ Spent Plenty of Time in the Trees
The Devious Strategy of the Mind-Controlling Cat-Poop Parasite
Scientists Figure Out Why Many Returning Astronauts Need Glasses
FTC Requires Labels on Homeopathic Drugs: 'No Scientific Evidence' They Work
Glow-in-the-Dark Mushrooms Are a Blacklight Poster Come to Life
Supermoon Tides May Have Stranded an Octopus in a Parking Garage
Nobody Pinches Harder Than a Coconut Crab
People Have Been Raising Turkeys in Mexico for 1500 Years
How TB Grew Stronger and Spread Wider with the Collapse of the USSR
The Facebook App May Be Draining Your Phone’s Battery
Scientists Spy on Whale Sharks by Testing the Water They Swim In
New Mothers Feel Judged and Guilty No Matter How They Feed Their Babies
Scientists Make Antibiotics from Bacteria Found in the Human Body
Good News: Low-Cost Mosquito Nets Continue to Prevent Malaria
This Star-Shaped Pill Could Revolutionize the Way We Take Medicine
Light Therapy Could Help Bees Recover From Pesticides
Scientists Say Bird Poop Helps Cool the Arctic
The Science Behind Four Popular Diets
Engineers Create Disposable USB HIV Test
Little Bats Reach Speeds of Up to 100 MPH
Tropical Birds Are in More Trouble Than We Thought
Middle-Aged Bonobos Become Farsighted, Too
Archaeologists Find Evidence That Prehistoric Peoples Ate (and Possibly Hunted) Whales
Over 300 Companies Will Close for Election Day to Get Out the Vote
England’s White Cliffs Are Crumbling at an Accelerated Rate
Two Common Antibiotics Don’t Work the Way We Thought
For the Flu, It's the Heat and the Humidity
A Spectacular Supermoon Is on the Way
The Science of Earworms (Lady Gaga, We're Looking at You)
We Eat a Lot More When We’re Tired
Coral and Algae Have Been Friends for 212 Million Years
How Chipmunks and Striped Mice Got Their Adorable Stripes
How One of the Victorian Era’s Most Famous Actors Became Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Is Daylight Saving Time to Blame for Seasonal Depression?
World’s Largest Marine Reserve Declared in Antarctica
How Acne Bacteria Messes With Your Skin
Scientists Say They've Discovered Fossilized Dinosaur Brain
Crustaceans Fake Out Predators With Glare-Resistant Coating
Hang Out With Bats via Two New Live Streams
Scientists Pinpoint When and Where HIV Arrived in the U.S.
Scientists Play Matchmakers for a Lonely Lefty Snail
Scientists May Have Figured Out Why Our Lies Escalate
Experts Say Infants Should Sleep in Their Parents’ Rooms for at Least Six Months


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