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An Inconvenient Truth: A Global Warning
Call Number: DVD 363.738 Inconvenient
Weaves the science of global warming with Al Gore's personal history and lifelong commitment to reversing the effects of global climate change.

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Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Call Number: DVD 523.1 Cosmos
A documentary series (13 episodes) that explores how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time.

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Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria: The Rise of Deadly Drug-Resistant Bacteria
Call Number: DVD 579.3 Hunting
An investigation in the alarming rise in hospitals, communities, and across the globe of untreatable infections. Because of antibiotic overuse, the crisis has deepened as major drug companies have abandoned the development of new antibiotics.

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How We Got to Now: The History and Power of Great Ideas
Call Number: DVD 608 How
The history, people and innovators behind six ideas - clean, time, glass, light, cold, sound - and the impact that new ideas, technologies and innovations had on society.

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Humanity From Space
Call Number: DVD 608 Humanity
Trace humankind's long journey from hunter-gatherer to dominant global species. From the perspective of space, this documentary uses data and computer generated imagery to disclose the extent of humanity's influence, revealing how we've transformed our planet and produced an interconnected world of extraordinary complexity. A trip through 12,000 years of development, the documentary shows how seemingly small flashes of innovation have changed the course of civilization. As our global population soars, the program considers the challenges humanity will face in order to survive. Topics include the development of urban areas and cities, population growth, the development of innovative engineering, machinery and manufacturing, renewable energy and fossil fuels and sustainability.

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Brain Games: Season 2
Call Number: DVD 612.8 Brain2
This is a reality television series that discusses and explores the components of the human brain. Hosted by Jason Silva, the show uses experts in cognitive science, neuroscience and psychology. The show is interactive, encouraging viewers to participate in experiments, or "brain games", that emphasize the main points presented in each episod

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How Does the Brain Work?
Call Number: DVD 612.8 How
Host Neil deGrasse Tyson tackles one of science's major challenges in each episode, framed as a simple question that ordinary people wonder and worry about. Neil will guide us as he explores dramatic discoveries and the frontiers of research that connect each central, provocative mystery.


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Smarter Brains: The Science Behind Our Intelligence
Call Number: DVD 612.8 Smarter
Reveals the science behind our intelligence, how it shapes our experience and enjoyment of the world around us, and how we can change and improve it, regardless of our age.

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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies
Call Number: DVD 616.99 Cancer
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Siddhartha Mukherjee, this three part series tells the complete story of cancer, front its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the laboratories of modern research institutions. At six hours, the film interweaves a sweeping historical narrative; with intimate stories about contemporary patients; and an investigation into the latest scientific breakthroughs that may have brought us, at long last, to the brink of lasting cures.

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The Future of Food
Call Number: DVD 631.5 Future
An investigation into our food supply looking at genetically engineered foods, large-scale industrial agriculture, organic and sustainable agriculture.

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Bloom: The Plight of Lake Champlain
Call Number: DVD 974.3 Bloom
Exposes the declining health of the sixth largest lake in the United States and the future of the future of the watershed communities of Vermont, New York and Quebec. The blue-green algae blooms overrunning Lake Champlain are the most visible symptom of a lake in decline and the end point of a failing dairy industry, ill-planned development and aging wastewater treatment systems.

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Call Number: DVD Fic Interstellar
A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.

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San Andreas
Call Number: DVD Fic San
After the San Andreas Fault gives, triggering a magnitude 9-plus earthquake in California, a search and rescue pilot and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter.

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