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.
Science
New Study Finds That Funding Science Pays Off for Businesses
Animals
Spiders Eat Hundreds of Millions of TONS of Bugs Every Year
Medicine
7 Common Symptoms That Can Be Signs of Depression
Medicine
Researchers Make Progress on a Pill to Stop Type 2 Diabetes
Live Smarter
A New Facebook Feature Can Connect You With Your Representatives
Medicine
Scientists Create Miniature 'Menstrual Cycle in a Dish'
Medicine
Scientists Grow Human Heart Cells in Spinach Leaves
Weather
Meet Asperitas, the Newest Addition to the Cloud Atlas
Science
Could Fire Be Good for Wild Ecosystems?
Medicine
DNA Copying Errors Could Be the Most Common Cause of Cancer
Technology
New Emojis to Include Vampires, Pie, and a Person in a Headscarf
Medicine
New Study Explains Why Some Flu Vaccines Work Better Than Others
Science
'Dr. Fraud' Sting Nabs Dozens of Phony Scientific Journals
Medicine
Scientists Develop Quick, Inexpensive Paper Blood Type Test
Live Smarter
Constantly Congested? Ease Up on the Nasal Spray
Animals
Tardigrades Produce Glass Shields to Survive Extreme Conditions
Big Question
Why Are There No Snakes in Ireland?
Politics
Democrats and Republicans Are Equally Willing to Admit When They’re Wrong, Study Says
Medicine
Among H.S. Athletes, Girls Have Higher Concussion Rates Than Boys
Animals
Antibiotics Raise Mortality Risk for Honeybees, Study Finds
Medicine
Scientists Find Physiological Markers for Depression and Schizophrenia
Animals
How You Can Help Protect Migrating Birds
News
Fukushima Has Been Taken Over by Radioactive Boars
News
Cheerios Is Giving Away 100 Million Wildflower Seeds to Help Honeybees
Live Smarter
Millions of People’s Credit Scores May Get a Bump This Summer
Food
Small Dietary Changes Could Bring Big Environmental Gains
Technology
Google’s Convenient New CAPTCHA Will Track Your Clicks
Medicine
Study Links Depression With Gut Bacteria Imbalance
Science
Experts Predict Widespread Ocean Warming by 2050
Science
We're Not Alone: Itching is Contagious for Mice Too
Science
New Theory: Eyes, Not Legs, First Brought Ancient Fish Out of Water
Animals
Bumblebees Mark Their Trails With Tiny Scented ‘Footprints’
Science
Yellow Is Actually the Optimal Taxi Color
Live Smarter
Postcoital Cheer May Pump Up Satisfaction at Work
Medicine
No-Needle Migraine Treatment Relieves Kids’ Pain Fast, Study Finds
Animals
When Flowers Were New, This Ancient Beetle in Amber Pollinated Differently
Science
People Began Domesticating the Amazon Rain Forest 8000 Years Ago
News
D.C.’s Cherry Blossoms Will Arrive Extra Early This Year
Science
Florida Is Opening a New Body Farm
Medicine
New Technique May One Day Boost Organ Transplants
Animals
Wild Elephants May Get the Least Sleep of Any Mammal
Science
Siberia’s ‘Door to the Underworld’ Is Growing
Live Smarter
Why Making Decisions Stresses Some People Out
Animals
Scientists Have Discovered Four New (Very Tiny) Night Frogs
Art
Lose Yourself in Artist Yayoi Kusama’s 'Infinity Mirrors'
Animals
Bees Can Teach Each Other to Play Ball
Art
Download NASA's Colorful TRAPPIST-1 Travel Poster
Animals
Scientists Discover ‘Giant Dwarf’ Bushbaby
Medicine
New Study Finds No Link Between Childhood Cat Ownership and Psychosis
Medicine
Brain Scans Show 4 Different Types of Depression
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