Kate Horowitz

Spadefoot Toad and Other Weird State Symbols

By Kate Horowitz The bald eagle. The Lincoln Memorial. The Stars and Stripes. Symbols matter in the United States. But regional pride is important, too, and every state in the union has its own heritage to celebrate—sometimes in odd ...

Spadefoot Toad and Other Weird State Symbols

By Kate Horowitz The bald eagle. The Lincoln Memorial. The Stars and Stripes. Symbols matter in the United States. But regional pride is important, too, and every state in the union has its own heritage to celebrate—sometimes in odd ...

Why Genetically Modified Flies Don’t Want Sex

By Kate Horowitz Birds do it. Bees do it. But genetically modified fruit flies just aren’t in the mood. In what could be called the chemical equivalent of a cold shower, an international team of entomologists has discovered how ...

Why Genetically Modified Flies Don’t Want Sex

By Kate Horowitz Birds do it. Bees do it. But genetically modified fruit flies just aren’t in the mood. In what could be called the chemical equivalent of a cold shower, an international team of entomologists has discovered how ...

Why Genetically Modified Flies Don’t Want Sex

By Kate Horowitz Birds do it. Bees do it. But genetically modified fruit flies just aren’t in the mood. In what could be called the chemical equivalent of a cold shower, an international team of entomologists has discovered how ...

Plants “Hear” Herbivores Coming—and Prepare

By Kate Horowitz At the first whiff of a mountain lion, a mouse might scamper away, a rabbit might freeze, and a stray dog might prepare for a fight. These instinctive responses, so crucial to survival, are surprisingly common: New ...

Plants “Hear” Herbivores Coming—and Prepare

By Kate Horowitz At the first whiff of a mountain lion, a mouse might scamper away, a rabbit might freeze, and a stray dog might prepare for a fight. These instinctive responses, so crucial to survival, are surprisingly common: New ...