Joined: Jan 16, 2014
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.
They’re cute. They’re cuddly. But beware: these undeniably adorable animals are dangerous.
Legend tells of St. Patrick using the power of his faith to drive all of Ireland’s snakes into the sea. It’s an impressive image, but there’s no way it could have happened.
You’ve seen photos of quokkas. But what are they? How do you pronounce their name? And are they really that happy-go-lucky?
Sometimes animal poop does double (ahem) duty.
They make the adorable sound with their wings when they're startled. You can listen to them for yourself.
We associate left-handedness with intelligence, out-of-the-box thinking, and artistic talent. But are these flattering generalizations backed up by science?
Clever, gifted, and fearless, Nellie Bly—who was born on May 5, 1864—inspired both journalistic and social change in the late 19th century.
Worried about your kid’s whereabouts? ReplyASAP is one way to get their attention.
Marie Curie’s elder daughter had a brilliant and tragic career of her own.
Blood, sweat, and tears (and a few other choice substances): It’s all on the menu.
It is possible for urine to be different colors. But yellow pee is a sign that your body is healthy.
Here's the one thing they've never been able to film.