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. 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 5 The Dark Side of the Universe

First Aired: June 22, 2004

In “The Dark Side of the Universe,” astronomers and host Alan Alda explore the battle between dark matter and dark energy. It will determine, Alda says, “the fate of the universe.” This survey of the current thinking of astronomers also examines just what the “Big Bang” was, as well as the notion that the universe is only one of many universes.

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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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