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.
What’s the Cosmic Microwave Background?
The universe’s oldest light is one of the great pieces of evidence for the Big Bang.
Dispatches from SXSW Interactive 2014
SciFri is in Austin to check out the latest in innovation.
Why Olympic Curling Stones Come From This Scottish Island
A small Scottish island is now the sole source of Olympic curling stone granite.
An Ancient Flower, Preserved in Amber
A recently described 100 million-year-old fossil is the most complete flowering plant from the Cretaceous discovered.
Where Do the Geminids Come From? (Hint: It’s Not a Comet)
Evidence suggests that these fireballs don’t come from a comet, but an asteroid with a tail.
The ‘Bunny Girl’ on the Moon
In 1969, the Apollo 11 astronauts heard about a mythical goddess who lives on the moon with her rabbit companion.
Now You Can Peruse Carl Sagan’s Stuff
A collection featuring Carl Sagan paraphernalia is open to the public at the Library of Congress.
Bristling at the Cold
Its brown and black bristles help this creature survive harsh winters.
Great Balls of Lightning!
The phenomenon has impressed people for centuries, but it has yet to be created in the lab.
Picture of the Week: Quantum Dot Sphere
This olive-like structure is composed of tiny luminescing spheres that could be used in cellular imaging.