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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 7, Episode 4 Going to Extremes

First Aired: February 19, 1997

Examining life in areas of extreme heat, cold, depth and altitude. Included: wood frogs that spend winter in a state of suspended animation; the effect of environment on spiders' behavior in the Arizona desert; luminescent marine life studied by a remote-control submarine. Alan Alda is the host.

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Pieces of Mind

Season 7, Episode 3

January 22, 1997

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Robots Alive!

Season 7, Episode 5

April 9, 1997