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.
Stones, Bones & Wrecks
Scientists Find Genetic Evidence of Matrilineal Dynasty at Chaco Canyon
Animals
Why Lady Mantises Eat Their Mates
Animals
Scientists Use Facial Recognition Software to Identify Wild Lemurs
Stones, Bones & Wrecks
Archaeologists Are Excavating a WWII Internment Camp in Hawaii
Animals
The Fierce Rapids of the Congo River Create New Fish Species
Animals
Honeybees Go 'Whoop!' When They Bump Into Each Other
History
Museum Finds Winston Churchill’s Lost Essay on Extraterrestrial Life
Animals
5 Times Scientists Played Animal Matchmakers
Science
Geoglyphs Are Evidence of Ancient Farming in the Rainforest
Space
New Imaging Technique Reveals Baby Pictures of Our Universe
Live Smarter
Our Ideal Partners Laugh at the Same Jokes We Do
Science
Our Pollution Has Now Reached Deep-Sea Animals
Animals
The Strange Logic of the Strawberry Squid’s Lopsided Eyes
Animals
Science Explains Why Your Lab Is Always Hungry
Big Question
What Is an Ambivert?
Science
Jumping Around Can Help Kids Learn Math
Science
Chan Zuckerberg BioHub Awards $50 Million to 'Risky' Science
Science
Fluency in Sign Language May Sharpen Peripheral Vision
Design
How Used Coffee Grounds Could Save Refugee Lives
Animals
New Gecko Species Gets Naked to Escape Predators
News
Ireland Looks to Become First Country to Stop Funding Fossil Fuels
Space
A Fireball Landed in Lake Michigan This Morning
Science
Do Certain Sounds Enrage You? Neurologists May Know Why
Animals
A New Hammerhead Shark Species May Have Just Been Discovered
Science
Plants Tailor Their Chemical Weapons to Match Their Opponent
Medicine
Most Americans Support Vaccination
Medicine
Scientists Convert Human Skin Cells Into Cancer Killers
Space
Dive Inside Saturn’s Rings With Gorgeous New NASA Images
Animals
‘Reversible’ Spit Helps Frogs Nab Their Prey
Live Smarter
Why It’s Essential to Get Enough Sleep During Flu Season
Animals
Museum Immortalizes Weasel That Shut Down the Large Hadron Collider
Science
Biologists Grow Human Cells Inside Pig Embryos
Science
We Can Print Human Skin Now
Technology
French Designers Invent Sleek, Squishy, Ergonomic Smartphone
Science
Little Girls Start Believing Harmful Gender Stereotypes by Age 6
News
Eating Shellfish Likely Means Eating Plastic, Scientists Say
Medicine
Scientists Grow Mouse Organs Inside Rats, Then Transplant Them Into Mice
Animals
Wolf-Sized Otters Once Prowled Prehistoric Swamps
Science
With Training, We Can Learn to Spot Fake News
Live Smarter
What’s the Best Way to Stop Yourself From Choking?
Big Question
What Really Happens When You Swallow Your Gum?
Food
11 Can’t-Miss American Pie Shops
Retrobituaries
Retrobituaries: Nellie Bly, Rabblerouser and Pioneer of Investigative Journalism
Medicine
Global Consortium Aims to Create and Stockpile New Vaccines
Technology
A Redhead Emoji May Be on the Way
Technology
Your Heartbeat Could One Day Be Your Password
Medicine
Another EpiPen Competitor Is on Its Way
Animals
Biologist Names Moth After Trump to Send Message About Conservation
Weather
2016 Was the Hottest Year Ever Recorded
Weird
Scientists Identify the Creators of Namibia’s ‘Fairy Circles’
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