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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.
Human Noise Keeps Animals From Recognizing the Scent of Danger
Lady Meerkats Make More Testosterone Than Males
New Screen Time Recommendations for Babies, Kids, and Teens Released
This Teeny Frog Makes Its Own Insect Repellent
Brazilian Monkeys Make Stone Hammers That Look a Lot Like Early Human Tools
Forget Mavis Beacon: Self-Taught Typists Are Nearly as Fast as Touch Typists
Burrowing Echidnas Act as Natural Hoes
Psychologists Say Micro-Managing May Shorten Employees’ Lifespans
One Gene Mutation Links Three Mysterious, Debilitating Diseases
Scientists Find Non-Gluten Cause of Wheat Sensitivity
What’s the Difference Between a Psychopath and a Sociopath?
Jumping Spiders Can Hear Just Fine, Thank You Very Much
Life-Size Graphite Skeleton Draws Itself Into Oblivion
The Next Step in Malaria Prevention May Be to Make People Taste Bad
Researchers Reclassify Itsy-Bitsy, Prehistoric 'Beardogs'
Humans Have Already Killed 26 Panamanian Jaguars This Year
The Gig Economy Works for Those Who Don't Want a Traditional Job
Scientists Are Training Schoolchildren to Detect Health-Related BS
Scientists Say Apes Can Predict Human Mistakes
Conflict in Syria Shuts Down the Aleppo Seed Vault
Study Finds That Plant Emits the Scent of an Injured Honeybee to Lure Flies
International Wildlife Conference Declines to Increase Protection of African Lions
Common Toads Aren't So Common Anymore
First American Bees Join Endangered Species List
Government Report Reveals Widespread Clinical Trial Fraud in China
Large Study Shows Brain-Training Apps Don't Improve Everyday Cognitive Ability
Good News: One Endangered Frog Species Is Bouncing Back
Scientists Develop Test-in-a-Box for Chikungunya Virus
#FieldWorkScares Showcases Science’s Terrifying Side
Your Dog's Interest in You Might Be Genetic
New Study May Explain How Zika Virus Causes Microcephaly
Could a Fungus Cause Crohn’s Disease?
Scientists Bioengineer Arteries That Could Potentially Grow Inside the Body
What Long-Dead Bees Can Tell Us About Our Ancestors
Whaling Voyages Also Devastated Walruses and Many Other Animals
Pediatricians Recommend Including Eggs and Peanuts in Babies’ Diets
DNA of Ancient Cats Traces the Path of Their Global Conquest
Scientists Identify New Edible Mushroom in Chicago
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Commit $3 Billion to Eradicating Disease
Study Finds Harmful Compounds in Household Dust
How Climate Change Shaped Human Migration Out of Africa
Water Bears’ DNA Makes Them Practically Indestructible
President Obama Names First-Ever Marine Monument in the Atlantic Ocean
Scientists Test the 5-Second Rule
Tool-Using Hawaiian Crows Join Bird Version of MENSA
Do Dolphins Carry On Conversations?
Massive Meteorite Fragment Unearthed in Argentina
Hunting Bats Tilt Their Heads Like Puppies
Many Americans Still Consider Themselves Too Cool for Seat Belts
Scientists Make Lasers Out of Human Blood
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