Scientific American Frontiers

  • 1990
  • TV Show
  • TV-G

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. There's a good deal of fascinating information, but as long-time host Alan Alda notes in one episod (more…)

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Season 5, Episode 2 About All You Can Eat

First Aired: November 2, 1994

This episode about eating includes segments on obesity among the Pima Indians of Arizona and Mexico; how ancient civilizations prepared corn, wheat and soybeans; a method of measuring food consumption; the cultivation of morel mushrooms; and developing a dog food that promotes dental health. Alan Alda hosts.

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  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: 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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