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.
Animals
The Star-Nosed Mole Is Almost Too Weird
Animals
7 Animals That Smell Like Jelly Beans (Because It's National Jelly Bean Day)
Science
This Frog’s Slime Fights the Flu
News
Freezer Malfunction Melts Precious Arctic Ice Samples
Animals
Lady Pigeons’ Hormones Show the Value of Studying Both Sexes
Science
Tooth Decay May Have Turned Tsavo Lions into Man-Eaters
Space
Look Up! A Huge Asteroid Is Whizzing Past Earth This Week
Live Smarter
Is Being Double-Jointed Bad for You?
Science
Tiny Prehistoric Beetle Was First to Mooch off Termites
News
Study Finds Women in Academia Do More Unpaid 'Service' Work
Science
Solar-Powered Dehumidifier Pulls Fresh Water Out of Thin Air
Medicine
New Test Uses Gene Editing Technology CRISPR to Detect Disease
Science
Scientists Explain How Your Shoes Untie Themselves
Live Smarter
Furry Friends Could Help Prevent Allergies and Obesity in Babies
Space
See Baby Stars Explode in Orion
Animals
Cephalopods Evolve Differently From the Rest of Us, Study Finds
Animals
Great Apes Understand When Humans Are Wrong
Science
Scientists Create a Wheel of Old Book Smells
News
Babies in the UK, Canada, Italy, and the Netherlands Cry More
Medicine
Scientists Find a Virus That Can Cause Celiac Disease
Stones, Bones & Wrecks
Did Medieval Brits Worry About a Zombie Uprising?
Animals
It's Not Just Your Grandparents—Older Eagles Leave Early Too
News
Here's What the Elaborate Maze From 'S-Town' Looks Like
Technology
Massive Fog-Harvesting Operation Begins in Morocco
Live Smarter
New Browser Extension Offers Legal Access to Paywalled Content
Big Question
Why Can’t You Eat Grapefruit While Taking Certain Medications?
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
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