In this Friday, April 26, 2013 photo, actor Alan Alda addresses a Communicating Science class on the campus of Stony Brook University, on New York’s
In this Friday, April 26, 2013 photo, actor Alan Alda addresses a Communicating Science class on the campus of Stony Brook University, on New York's Long Island. The film and television star is trying to encourage scientists of all disciplines to ditch the jargon and speak in plain English. ((AP Photo/Richard Drew))