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.
The Green Comet
You might be able to spot this bright, verdant comet with the naked eye.
The Underwater Robot That Could
Using data from a robot, scientists have created the first detailed, 3-D maps of Antarctic sea ice thickness.
How to Build a Dinosaur
The puppets in the live stage production “Walking With Dinosaurs” evoke a convincing “dino-ness.”
The Science Friday Crossword Puzzle, Solved
Find out the answers—and backstories—to the SciFri-themed crossword puzzle.
Inside the Box: Crossword Puzzle Constructing in the Computer Age
Computer software and word databases are changing the crossword puzzle game.
The Caterpillar With the Candy-Cane Stripe
This silk moth symbolizes National Moth Week, which has gone global.
Behaviors of the Venomous, Blue-Lined Octopus
This venomous octopus packs a punch, but it’s more likely to hide than launch a poisonous attack.
On the Oregon Truffle Scent
Oregon leads the country in commercial truffle production, boasting several native culinary varieties. And the best way to find them is to enlist the help of man’s best friend.
Why Are Elephant Ears So Big? And Other Pachyderm Questions
Research scientist Joseph Soltis answers your elephant-related queries.
Practice Eye of Yesteryear
The instrument is an early version of a training device popularized by optometrists.