Kate Baggaley, Contributor, Science at Popular Science

Kate Baggaley

Contributor, Science


  • Generalist science reporter who is fascinated by the natural world
  • Supporter of uncharismatic mini- and megafauna
  • Has written for: The Academic Times, NBC News MACH, Audubon.org, Science News


Favorite weird science fact

In 1799, a number of soldiers from Napoleon’s army died when they accidentally drank leech-infested water while marching across Egypt. The bloated bloodsuckers clogged the unfortunate men’s airways and suffocated them… but fortunately, most leech encounters are much less dangerous. ​​

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