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 14, Episode 1 Losing It

First Aired: January 20, 2004

Tracking a dozen people (host Alan Alda included) as they attempt to lose weight using various methods, ranging from calorie counting to gastric-bypass surgery. The dieters were followed for eight months and recorded their progress (or lack thereof) in video diaries.

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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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