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On the Road
Join Alan Alda and the FRONTIERS crew as they travel the globe in the name of science.

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  • Running for the Shelter
    From Mother's Little Helper to Jane Fonda's workout—a cultural history of stress
  • The Mating Game
    And your thought that getting a date for the prom was tough? How birds find their mates
  • Coincidental Cures
    Learn what science has to say about once popular and trusted remedies

  • Earth on the Move
    Deep-ocean exploration has revealed the mechanism behind Earth's evolution—continental drift and plate tectonics
  • Impact: Great Moments in Global Climate Change
    Planet Earth hasn't always been so hospitible. From Primordial volcanoes to the industrial revolution, the global climate is always changing.
  • Artificial Alan
    What will they think of next? From electronic eyes to artificial blood, a virtual Alan demonstrates the latest in bionic innovations
  • Livin' in the Sea
    What lives at what depth and why? Test your know-how in this interactive game.
  • On the Ball
    Take your turn behind the plate in this sports trivia game with a science spin.
  • Tuning In
    What does the world sound like with a cochlear implant? Try one on for size.
  • America's Least Wanted
    Get the facts on the country's most devastating alien species.
  • Digging for Clues
    This skeleton lets you unearth the stories that get buried with the bones.
  • What the Nose Knows
    Think YOU know? Find out in this quiz.
  • Compute Your BMI
    Learn your Body Mass Index and what it could mean for your health.
  • Flying Firsts
    Tour a timeline detailing the milestones in human flight.
  • Primates Like Us
    Uncover the traits we share with our primate cousins.
  • Electronic Eyes
    Discover how bionics may one day help the blind see.
  • Endangered America
    What species are disappearing from your own backyard?
  • Taste Test
    Sample the where, what, and how of taste. Are you a supertaster?
  • Heart Stats
    Your heart is a remarkable performer. Test your knowledge of its vital statistics.
  • The Big Picture
    Find out how long the dinosaurs ruled the earth.
  • The Name Game
    Never forget a face? Use this game to improve your memory.
  • Map of the Mind
    Take a tour of the human brain.





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