Alexa Lim is a producer for the Science Friday radio production team, which means you can find her on the phone researching stories throughout the week and at a heightened level of anxiety every Friday between 2-4 p.m. E.T. A few of her favorite interviews have involved orchestrating a live physics game show, sound-checking with the International Space Station, and learning how to ask where the bathroom is in Dothraki.
After brief stints in an oncology lab and in the exotic world of science textbook publishing, she found her way into public radio through an internship at StoryCorps. Before joining Science Friday, she produced Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio and for the JazzStories podcast, where she discovered that the jazz harp is an underrated instrument.
Alexa grew up in San Antonio, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in biology. She can confirm that there is no basement in the Alamo.
In states where same sex-marriage was legalized, the suicide attempts among gay, lesbian, and bisexual teens dropped by 14 percent.
The newly appointed FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has said that “net neutrality is a solution in search of a problem.”
Scientists theorize that metallic hydrogen could be used to create superconductors and high-powered rocket propellant.
“Mesh networks” create wifi access points built off of existing wireless bandwidth.