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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 …

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 …

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 …