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.
Frequent Sighing Helps Keep You Alive
Having Neanderthal DNA May Increase Your Risk of Certain Diseases
Smiles and Frowns Are Contagious for a Reason
Aboriginal Australians Team Up With Scientists to Develop Nanomaterials from Local Plant
Meet Dr. Laser: The Man Who Still Makes Holograms
Can Drinking Cranberry Juice Really Help a UTI?
What Will Earth Look Like in 100 Million Years?
25 Key Facts About Pennsylvania
Research Suggests Horses Can Read Human Expressions
Ticks' DNA Data May Someday Help Us Control Them
BMI Is Poor Predictor of Health, Scientists Say
Cockroach Un-Squashability Inspires Robots That Can Squeeze Through Cracks
Many American Deer Have Malaria Parasites
The Art of Repairing and Digitizing a 400-year-old 3D Book
Power Lines and Cell Towers May Cause Pain for Amputees
Why Do Bridesmaids Traditionally Wear the Same Dress?
Remains of Powerful Women Uncovered at Stonehenge
Did Head Injuries Cause Henry VIII’s Bad Behavior?
National Geographic's Adventurer of the Year Is a Mountain-Climber and a Hero
Gut Bacteria May Keep Fat, Hibernating Bears Healthy
The Scientific Secret to Perfect Nachos
Head-on Collision With Another Planet Formed the Earth and the Moon
Do I Really Need to Take Vitamins?
The Position of the Moon Slightly Affects the Rainfall on Earth
Orangutan Preschool Is (Not Surprisingly) Too Cute for Words
Scientists Decode Bedbug Genome, and It Explains Why They’re So Hard to Kill
Italian Town Welcomes First Baby in 28 Years
Wear Deodorant? You Have More Armpit Bacteria Than Antiperspirant Users
Why Chocolate Is Toxic to Dogs
When Should I Throw Out My Makeup?
Scientists Say Chronic Pain Can Alter DNA
The Surprisingly Scientific Origins of Your Car’s Air Freshener
Science Explains This Duck’s Rare Pink Feathers
Skijoring: Like Waterskiing Behind a Horse
We’re All Sitting in Clouds of Bacteria
Ancient Babylonians Used Geometry to Track the Planets
New Zealand Family on Vacation Finds Black Fish with 'Legs'
Gorgeous Stitched Paintings Depict Environmental Destruction
Astronomers Capture Highest-Resolution Space Image Yet
Love Cotton Candy? You Can Thank a Dentist
7 Relatable Facts About Bonobos
The Fart Spray That Trains Our Troops
Scientists Say Prairie Voles Can Comfort Each Other
Meet the Ice Farmers of Colorado
Scientists Say Venus Flytraps Can Count
7 Vivid Facts About Sea Slugs
Forensic Sculptors Help Police Close Cold Case
Take the Plunge with the World’s Oldest Master Free Diver
See What the Northern Lights Look Like From Space
The 7 Coolest Squirrels You've Never Seen


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