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Planet Ocean (2012)

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Planet Ocean captures extraordinary images of our remarkable oceans—the source of all life on our planet.

Filmed by directors Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot, along with an outstanding team of international underwater cinematographers in partnership with OMEGA and with the scientific support of Tara Expeditions.

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Planet Ocean

The Last Ocean: The Toothfish and the Battle for Antarctica's Soul (2012)

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The Ross Sea, Antarctica is the most pristine marine ecosystem on Earth. Scientists describe it as a 'living laboratory', a place that can teach us about the workings of all marine ecosystems. But the fishing industry recently found its way to the Ross Sea, targeting Antarctic toothfish and, unless fishing is stopped, the natural balance of the Ross Sea will be lost forever.

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01:27
The Last Ocean: The Toothfish and the Battle for Antarctica's Soul

The End of the Line: Where have all the fish gone? (2009)

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Humans have long regarded the world's oceans as vast and inexhaustible. Now, we have learned otherwise.

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High
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2009
The End of the Line: Where have all the fish gone?

The Future of Food (2004)

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There is a revolution happening in the farm fields and on the dinner tables of America, a revolution that is transforming the very nature of the food we eat. THE FUTURE OF FOOD offers and in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled grocery store shelves for the past decade.

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01:30
The Future of Food

TED Talks: Charles Moore: Seas of Plastic

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Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation first discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch — an endless floating waste of plastic trash. Now he's drawing attention to the growing, choking problem of plastic debris in our seas.

John Stossel - DDT

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John Stossel ad Richard Tren detail how the DDT ban, a great victory for environmentalism, has led to a multitude of deaths throughout the world.

TED Talks: Jackie Savitz: Save the Oceans, Feed the World!

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What's a marine biologist doing talking about world hunger? Well, says Jackie Savitz, fixing the world's oceans might just help to feed the planet's billion hungriest people. In an eye-opening talk, Savitz tells us what's really going on in our global fisheries right now - it's not good - and offers smart suggestions of how we can help them heal, while making more food for all.

This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxMidAtlantic 2013, an independent event. TED editors featured it among their selections on their home page.

Teens and Decision Making: What Brain Science Reveals

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Scholastic Inc. and National Institute on Drug Abuse, “Teens and Decision Making: What Brain Science Reveals,” in New York Times Upfront (Vol. 140, Issue 13),
April 14, 2008, 18.

The Teen Brain: It’s Just Not Grown Up Yet

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Richard Knox, “The Teen Brain: It’s Just Not Grown Up Yet,” National Public Radio, March 1, 2010, as found at
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=124119468.

What You Should Know about Your Brain

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Judy Willis, “What You Should Know about Your Brain,” in Educational Leadership (Vol. 67, Issue 4), 2009.

Insight into the Teen Brain

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Adriana Galvan, "Insight into the Teen Brain" (video), TedxYouth@Caltech, Jan. 19, 2013, as found at http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/Insight-Into-the-Teenage-Brain;search:tag:"tedxyouth-caltech".

The Child's Developing Brain

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Tara Parker-Pope, Jon Huang, and Mike Mason, “The Child’s Developing Brain,” interactive feature on NYTimes.com, Sept. 15, 2008, as found at
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/09/15/health/20080915-brain-deve....

Development of the Young Brain

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For more than twenty years, National Institute of Mental Health neuroscientist Dr. Jay Giedd has studied the development of the adolescent brain. Decades of imaging work have led to remarkable insight and more than a few surprises.

Jay N. Giedd, M.D., “Development of the Young Brain” (video), National Institute of Mental Health, May 2, 2011, as found at
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/news/media/video/giedd.shtml.

Video is now found on YouTube.

Students and Technology, Constant Companions

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Joshua Brustein, Matt Richtel, and Erik Olsen, “Students and Technology, Constant Companions,” interactive feature on NYTimes.com, Nov. 20, 2010, as found at
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/11/21/technology/20101121-brain-....

The Digital Revolution and Adolescent Brain Evolution

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Jay N. Giedd, M.D., “The Digital Revolution and Adolescent Brain Evolution,” in Journal of Adolescent Health (Vol. 51, Issue 2), Aug. 2012, 101–105.

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