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.
Medicine
How Talk Therapy Can Change Our Brains for the Better
Animals
New Ape Species Named for Skywalker Family
Technology
Get the Perfect Pour-Over with a Super-Smart Electric Kettle
Medicine
Scientists Find More Evidence That Your Appendix Serves a Purpose
Weather
Storms Dump Billions of Gallons of Water Into Lake Tahoe
Medicine
How a Child’s Toy Inspired a Super-Cheap Paper Centrifuge
Space
The International Space Station Is Getting Its First African-American Crewmember
Space
Astronomers: Multiple Cosmic Collisions May Have Created Our Moon
Medicine
Doctors Find a Tiny Brain Growing Inside a Teenager's Ovary
Live Smarter
11 Kind, Free Things You Can Do for Yourself
Space
NASA Announces Two New Asteroid Missions
Medicine
Scientists Have Found a Possible Cause of Severe PMS
Medicine
Exposing Babies to Peanuts May Prevent a Deadly Allergy From Developing
Technology
New Brush Uses Data to Give You the Best Hair Day Ever
Animals
Chickens Are Much, Much Smarter Than They Look
Stones, Bones & Wrecks
Here's What a Neanderthal's Voice Might Have Sounded Like
Dinosaurs
Baby Dinosaurs Took Months to Hatch, Study Finds
The Body
No, Scientists Have Not Found a ‘New Organ’
List
5 Very Weird Marginalia Themes in Medieval Manuscripts
Big Question
Why Are There 24 Hours in a Day?
Animals
Tardigrade Sex Does Not Disappoint
Animals
Stubborn Sea Stars Thwart Student Scientists by Expelling Microchip Implants
Animals
44 Reasons Birds Are Just the Greatest
Retrobituaries
Retrobituaries: Polymath, Mystic, and Saint Hildegard von Bingen
Movies
You Could Play a Dog in Wes Anderson’s New Movie
Technology
Scientists Develop Ultra-Long-Lasting Smartphone Battery
Animals
Scientists Unwrap the ‘Nuptial Gifts’ Male Fireflies Give to Their Mates
Technology
You Can Hire a Robot to Handwrite Your Thank-You Notes
Science
‘Pregnancy Brain’ Is Real, But It’s Not What We Thought
History
The Secret History of Mrs. Claus
Weather
Chicago Is Colder Than Mars This Week
Live Smarter
We Really Need to Stop Assuming Healthy Food Is More Expensive
Animals
Scientists Unlock the Secret to Super-Tough Antlers
Animals
Baby Sea Stars Are Real-Life Water Benders
History
The Man Who Filled Newspapers With Monsters
Animals
Cannibalistic Crabs Show Their Softer Side on Camera
Animals
Wisdom the Elderly Albatross Is Expecting Another Baby
Animals
U.S. Creates Protected Zone for Atlantic Deep-Sea Corals
Weird Science
Lots of People Are Missing Out on the Smell of Asparagus Pee
Big Question
Why Is Holly a Symbol of Christmas?
Animals
A Magical Discovery: Introducing the ‘Sorting Hat’ Spider
Science
How Do Animals Navigate Using Earth’s Magnetic Field?
Stones, Bones & Wrecks
Archaeologists Find Traces of Human Organs and Disease in Iron-Age Pottery
Fun
Need More Nerdy GIFs? NASA’s Got You Covered
Stones, Bones & Wrecks
These Proto-Wombats Could Chomp Like Nobody’s Business
Dinosaurs
Scientists Find Feathered Dinosaur Tail Preserved in Amber
Science
This Is Your Brain on Puns
Animals
Tiny Shrimp Are the Bees of the Sea
Live Smarter
Why Yo-Yo Dieting Leads to Long-Term Weight Gain
Science
Young Toddlers Know When You’re Lying, Say Scientists
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