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.
Technology
The Facebook App May Be Draining Your Phone’s Battery
Science
Scientists Spy on Whale Sharks by Testing the Water They Swim In
News
New Mothers Feel Judged and Guilty No Matter How They Feed Their Babies
Medicine
Scientists Make Antibiotics from Bacteria Found in the Human Body
Medicine
Good News: Low-Cost Mosquito Nets Continue to Prevent Malaria
Medicine
This Star-Shaped Pill Could Revolutionize the Way We Take Medicine
Animals
Light Therapy Could Help Bees Recover From Pesticides
Animals
Scientists Say Bird Poop Helps Cool the Arctic
Live Smarter
The Science Behind Four Popular Diets
Science
Engineers Create Disposable USB HIV Test
Animals
Little Bats Reach Speeds of Up to 100 MPH
Animals
Tropical Birds Are in More Trouble Than We Thought
Animals
Middle-Aged Bonobos Become Farsighted, Too
Stones, Bones & Wrecks
Archaeologists Find Evidence That Prehistoric Peoples Ate (and Possibly Hunted) Whales
Live Smarter
Over 300 Companies Will Close for Election Day to Get Out the Vote
Science
England’s White Cliffs Are Crumbling at an Accelerated Rate
Medicine
Two Common Antibiotics Don’t Work the Way We Thought
Medicine
For the Flu, It's the Heat and the Humidity
Space
A Spectacular Supermoon Is on the Way
Music
The Science of Earworms (Lady Gaga, We're Looking at You)
Science
We Eat a Lot More When We’re Tired
Science
Coral and Algae Have Been Friends for 212 Million Years
Animals
How Chipmunks and Striped Mice Got Their Adorable Stripes
Books
How One of the Victorian Era’s Most Famous Actors Became Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Medicine
Is Daylight Saving Time to Blame for Seasonal Depression?
News
World’s Largest Marine Reserve Declared in Antarctica
Science
How Acne Bacteria Messes With Your Skin
Dinosaurs
Scientists Say They've Discovered Fossilized Dinosaur Brain
Science
Crustaceans Fake Out Predators With Glare-Resistant Coating
Animals
Hang Out With Bats via Two New Live Streams
Medicine
Scientists Pinpoint When and Where HIV Arrived in the U.S.
Weird Science
Scientists Play Matchmakers for a Lonely Lefty Snail
Science
Scientists May Have Figured Out Why Our Lies Escalate
News
Experts Say Infants Should Sleep in Their Parents’ Rooms for at Least Six Months
Animals
Human Noise Keeps Animals From Recognizing the Scent of Danger
Animals
Lady Meerkats Make More Testosterone Than Males
News
New Screen Time Recommendations for Babies, Kids, and Teens Released
Animals
This Teeny Frog Makes Its Own Insect Repellent
Animals
Brazilian Monkeys Make Stone Hammers That Look a Lot Like Early Human Tools
Technology
Forget Mavis Beacon: Self-Taught Typists Are Nearly as Fast as Touch Typists
Animals
Burrowing Echidnas Act as Natural Hoes
Live Smarter
Psychologists Say Micro-Managing May Shorten Employees’ Lifespans
Medicine
One Gene Mutation Links Three Mysterious, Debilitating Diseases
Medicine
Scientists Find Non-Gluten Cause of Wheat Sensitivity
Big Question
What’s the Difference Between a Psychopath and a Sociopath?
Animals
Jumping Spiders Can Hear Just Fine, Thank You Very Much
Art
Life-Size Graphite Skeleton Draws Itself Into Oblivion
Science
The Next Step in Malaria Prevention May Be to Make People Taste Bad
Animals
Researchers Reclassify Itsy-Bitsy, Prehistoric 'Beardogs'
Animals
Humans Have Already Killed 26 Panamanian Jaguars This Year
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