Julie Leibach is a freelance science journalist and the former managing editor of online content for Science Friday. Before that, she was an editor at Audubon magazine. She has a master’s degree in journalism from New York University’s Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program and bachelor’s degrees in biology and Spanish from Washington University in St. Louis.
A Corpse Flower Blooms in Denver
The putrid odor of a large tropical plant has begun wafting through the Denver Botanic Gardens—and visitors are lining up to inhale deeply.
How Silver-Haired Ants Beat The Desert Heat
Ant-Man’s cool. But this ant is cooler, thanks to metallic-looking hairs that help it beat the African desert heat.
Well, Hello, Pluto!
Our most up-close-and-personal shot of the (dwarf) planet yet.
The Silky Wonders of Worm Spit
Bioengineers at Tufts University are crafting silk protein into medical, optical, and bioelectronic materials.
The Silk Road’s Turn Toward Biotechnology
Using a protein found in silkworm moth cocoons, researchers at Tufts University in Boston are developing a range of biodegradable materials and therapeutic devices.
What Does The Sun Do? Solar Experts Respond
Experts with a vested solar interest weigh in on the sun’s various starring roles.
Pillars of Creation, 2.0
Two new versions of the iconic Hubble image commemorate the space telescope’s 25th anniversary.
Home For A Horn Shark Embryo
The spiraling protective packaging ensconces a single embryo and yolk sac.
Why Do I See This Dress as Blue and Black, While Others See It As White and Gold?
A combination of color and white balance, exposure, and computer displays likely play a role, as well as our own physical perception.
An Unusual Rose Blooms in Northern California
This bubblegum-pink sea slug is cropping up in areas where it’s rarely seen in large numbers.