Scientific American Frontiers TV Show

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Science, technology and nature are examined with insight, humor and an eye on the practical, with smartly paced reports on such subjects as the big-bang theory, robots, the relationship between stress and illness, and whether we are alone in the universe (more…)

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Season 8, Episode 1 Expedition Panama

First Aired: October 8, 1997

An examination of plant and animal life of Panama. Included are efforts to restore tropical forests; how bats hunt for food; experiments in communication among bees; and clues to the formation of the isthmus, which ultimately triggered vast changes in Earth's climate. Host: Alan Alda.

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Robots Alive!

Season 7, Episode 5

April 9, 1997

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Beyond Science?

Season 8, Episode 2

November 19, 1997

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