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Scientific American Frontiers

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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 6, Episode 2 Dragon Science

First Aired: November 8, 1995

In China, host Alan Alda examines 4000-year-old mummies in Xinjiang Province; a dam project on the Yangtze River; and traditional herbal medicines being tested by Western pharmaceutical companies.