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.
Afloat in a French Flying Machine
The Tissandier brothers contributed to France’s reputation as the balloon capital of the world.
The Rim Fire, As Seen From Space
NASA’s MISR experiment snaps pictures of Earth, keeping tabs on environmental attributes from aerosols to smoke plumes.
10 Questions for Eric Kandel
The Nobel Prize winner talks about his passion for science and art, where he does his best thinking, and why he likes bow ties.
Carl Sagan Reflects On The Pale Blue Dot
A new image from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft features Earth as a speck, recalling our planet’s first portrait taken from the outer solar system more than 20 years ago.
Playing the Ol’ Armonica
Benjamin Franklin invented an instrument that takes musical glasses to a whole new level.
Rube Goldberg Mashup
July 4th isn’t just Independence Day—it’s the anniversary of Rube Goldberg’s birthday.
This Math Problem Is Just Ducky
Laura Overdeck, the founder of Bedtime Math, shares a brain teaser for your kids.
SciFri’s Summer Reading List, 2013
The 15 titles on our list are just the tip of the science writing iceberg.
This Dinosaur Is Made From Balloons, Not Bones
A project for the Virginia Museum of Natural History is more than a bunch of hot air.
Three Insect Recipes to Help the Arthropods Go Down
Insects pack a protein punch. Get the most of your meal with these recipes.