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.
Scientists are working to clean up small dimples on Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings caused by the aging of pigments.
The Beresheet lunar lander’s $90 million budget came mostly from private funders.
The amount of water in the streets and other low-level flooding in coastal communities has increased—and it is linked to changes in climate.
Arizona, and seven other states that use the Colorado River for water, is putting together a plan to address future drought and water needs.
Researchers identified a protein linked to the immune system that may make you feel sleepy when you're sick.