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Alda Issues Challenge To Explain Flames To Grade Schoolers
2012-03-25 05:04:51

An ongoing contest at the Stony Brook University School of Journalism's Center for Communicating Science is seeking entries that explain exactly what a flame is in such a way that older grade-school children can grasp the concept and understand just what the process is all about. The contest, which was the brainchild of actor, writer, and Center for Communicating Science board member Alan Alda, runs through April 2 and is an attempt to make science "more approachable," Center director...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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