Scientific American Frontiers

(1990)

Scientific American Frontiers - Season 11 Episodes

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Episode 1

Changing Your Mind

Some of the nations top neuroscientists uncover new evidence of our brain's ability to change.

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Episode 2

SuperPeople

Discover the science behind people who push themselves to the limits of human performance.

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Episode 3

Life's Really Big Questions

How did life arise on Earth? What separates humans from apes? Will machines one day invent themselves? Learn more here.

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Episode 4

Affairs of the Heart

Learn about advances in the repair and replacement of the hard-working heart.

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Episode 5

Life's Little Questions II

Why can't you tickle yourself? Is laughter uniquely human? These little questions might have some big answers.

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Episode 6

Wild Places

Alan Alda learns that sometimes saving endangered species requires restoring whole ecosystems.

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Episode 7

The Bionic Body

Researchers are uniting biology and technology to give hope to the paralyzed.

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Episode 8

Chimps R Us

Get to know chimpanzees, how they socialize with each other, new dangers they face, and just how similar our species truly are.

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Episode 9

Flying Free

Join aviation engineer Paul MacCready and Alan Alda as they test fly a variety of unconventional planes.

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Episode 10

Fat and Happy?

Alan Alda explores the real science behind fad foods, eating habits and lifestyles.