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Alan Alda: “The Longest Ride” Failing At Box Office

Alan Alda, 79, happily takes on the part of 91-year-old Ira, who recounts his romance with his deceased wife in a story that brings two unlikely lovers, played by Scott Eastwood and Britt Robertson, together in The Longest Ride. The movie has surprisingly been flailing at the box office since its opening last weekend. Even though the movie is based …

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Alan Alda Challenges Scientists to Answer a Question So an 11-Year-Old Can Understand: ‘What is Sleep?’

Alan Alda is asking a question of scientists and although, on the surface, it seems easy enough, he is asking them to answer in such a way that an 11-year-old can comprehend the answer. The question? “What is sleep?” The M*A*S*H actor, who is a visiting professor in the school of journalism at Stony Brook University, in New York, has …

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Alan Alda Announces Winner Of ‘Flame Challenge’

“What is color?” In December 2013 as part of his annual Flame Challenge, Alan Alda, the actor-turned-science-advocate, asked scientists to come up with an answer to that question in a way that an 11-year-old could understand. According to LiveScience.com, on Sunday, June 1, Alda announced the winners of the challenge at the World Science Festival, at an event which took …

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Alan Alda Awards Science Prizes In The Name Of Color

Alan Alda may be best known for his role on the ’70s show MASH, but he has interests that extend far beyond the boundaries of the acting world. One of those interests is science, and he wants to get young people as involved as he can. In order to do that, he’s created the Flame Challenge, which attracted entries from …

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