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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 3 Nordic Sagas

First Aired: January 21, 1998

This Nordic-themed episode includes the study of Viking ships; and the evolution of life on a recently formed volcanic island off Iceland. Also: how Chernobyl affected reindeer herders; and the development of communications technology for the mentally disabled. Alan Alda hosts.

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Season 8, Episode 2

November 19, 1997

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Season 8, Episode 4

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