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 4 Life's Little Questions

First Aired: February 24, 1999

A look at life's little questions includes why chili peppers are hot; what causes traffic jams without an accident; why bees can fly despite wings too small and too slow; and how light affects more than just the eyes. Also: the properties of sand. Alan Alda is the host.

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Season 9, Episode 3

January 20, 1999

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Spiders

Season 9, Episode 5

April 21, 1999