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 the state’s coastal fishing communities, climate change is becoming a threat to the economy.
Our earliest human ancestors had trading networks and advanced technology—tens of thousands of years earlier than previously thought.
China National Space Administration’s Tiangong-1 station is expected to crash to Earth, but the exact timing and location is unknown.
Scientists are developing natural and synthetic viruses that kill bacteria to create new antibiotic treatments.
The latest hacking could be used to steal your computer’s CPU power without you knowing it.
SpaceX successfully launched the Heavy Falcon rocket with two of the three boosters safely landing back onto the launch pad.
As the marbled crayfish spreads throughout waters in Europe, scientists sequence the genome of the all-female species to try to understand how they reproduce clonally.