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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 8, Episode 5 The New Zoos

First Aired: January 21, 1998

How new zoos and aquariums keep their inhabitants healthy and happy. Included: mental stimulation for polar bears; surgery on a fish; rehabilitation of abandoned harbor seals; research on giant-panda communications. Alan Alda hosts.