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 10, Episode 4 Mediterranean on the Rocks

First Aired: March 28, 2000

A look at the Mediterranean Sea and its history includes a segment on a mutant, damaging strain of seaweed. Also: the development of the first stone tools, boats and copper; fin whales in a marine reserve; and a hospital for turtles. Host: Alan Alda.

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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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