Alan Alda Issues Latest Scientific ‘Flame Challenge’ — What is Sound?

Alan Alda is back at it, challenging the scientific community to answer what some would say are simple questions. But, are they? The 79-year-old actor has been challenging scientists to answer questions that would satisfy an 11-year-old child since 2011.…

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…