Season 5, Episode 3 Science, Italian Style

First Aired: January 11, 1995

"Science Italian Style" includes segments on the Leaning Tower of Pisa; a conservation program involving brown bears and chamoix goats; surgery using computers and robotics; learned behavior in octopi; predictions about future eruptions of Mt. Vesuvius; a laboratory located under the Gran Sasso mountains; and the Duomo cathedral in Florence. Host: Alan Alda.

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  • 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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