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 9, Episode 3 Animal Einsteins

First Aired: January 20, 1999

Thought processes in non-humans are examined. Included: experiments showing abstract reasoning in sea lions, logical thinking in a raven and a tamarin monkey, and contrasting reasoning ability between a primate and a 2-year-old human. Alan Alda hosts.

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Journey to Mars

Season 9, Episode 2

November 11, 1998

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Life's Little Questions

Season 9, Episode 4

February 24, 1999