Alan Alda's 'Flame Challenge' for 2014: What is Color?
The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University is challenging scientists to answer a vibrant question asked by 11-year-olds around the country: What is color?
That is the question for this year’s edition of the Flame Challenge, an international contest that asks scientists to communicate complex science in ways that would interest and enlighten an 11-year-old. The Flame Challenge began in 2011 with actor and science advocate Alan Alda’s childhood query: What is a flame? More »
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STONY BROOK GEOSCIENCES PROFESSORS CO-AUTHOR PAPERS THAT SHED MORE LIGHT ON POSSIBILITY OF LIFE ON MARS
Humankind is by nature inquisitive, especially about the prospect of life on other planets and whether or not we are alone. The aptly named Curiosity, a NASA Mars rover, has been scouring that planet’s surface as a potential habitat for life, either past or present. Photo credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech- More »