Kate Horowitz

Kate Horowitz is a science writer. 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.
11 Things You Didn’t Know About Sunscreen
8 Adorable Animals That Are Surprisingly Violent
Why It Hurts So Much to Step on a LEGO
Why Does Seeing Food Make Your Mouth Water?
Facts About the Flu Shot
Why Can't You Smell Your Own House?
Why Do Prunes Make You Poop?
Quokka Facts
Meet Asperitas, the Trendiest Addition to the Cloud Atlas
10 Juicy Facts About Leeches
Are Left-Handed People Really More Creative?
Honeybees Go "Whoop!" When They Bump Into Each Other
Remembering Nellie Bly, Rabblerouser and Pioneer of Investigative Journalism
Why Are There No Snakes in Ireland?
A Dad Invented an App That Lets Parents Freeze Their Kids' Phones Until They Text Back
6 Radiant Facts About Irène Joliot-Curie
7 Disgusting Things Butterflies Eat
Why Is Pee Yellow?
9 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of a Shark Week Cinematographer
Watch Koko the Gorilla Meet Her New Pet Kittens
Why Can I Sometimes See the Moon During the Day?
What’s the Difference Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes?
Why Is Holly a Symbol of Christmas?
What Are Those Tiny Spots on Apples?
10 Inspiring Facts About George Washington Carver
8 Potential Signs of a Panic Attack
What’s the Difference Between Feeling Anxious and Having Anxiety?
7 Ways to Cope When It’s Too Hot to Sleep
Artist Screen-Prints Fabrics With Bacteria
SUE the T. Rex Is Getting a Makeover
What Happens When a Fly Lands on Your Food?
How Screen Directions Perpetuate Gender Stereotypes
Why Autoimmune Diseases Cause the Body to Attack Itself
‘Good’ Cholesterol May Not Be So Great After All
Wild Lizards Care What You're Wearing
Floral-Scented Pesticide Lures Mosquitoes to Their Death
Trees Save Big Cities $500 Million Each Year
Animal Food Allergies May Be More Common Than We Think
New Test Can Differentiate Between Tick-borne Illnesses
Are Smart People More Likely to Believe Stereotypes?
DNA Tests Show ‘Extinct’ Penguin Species Never Existed
The ‘Yoda Bat’ Gets an Even Cuter Name
German Doctors May Soon Prescribe Parasite Eggs
Scientists Catch Tiny Jumping Spiders Eating Frogs and Lizards
Are Cigarette Butts the Secret to Better Roads?
Why Fiber Is Good for Your Gut Health
Experts Say Trying to Force Yourself to Be Happy Doesn't Work
Space Fanatics Are Paying Top Dollar to Fly Through the Eclipse
Research Suggests Loneliness Is As Bad for You as Smoking Nearly a Pack of Cigarettes a Day
New Study Shows It's Surprisingly Easy to Make People Have Auditory Hallucinations


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