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  1. Scientists Under Attack (2011)

    aka: Gekaufte Wahrheit

    Director
    Bertram Verhaag
    Subject
    Agriculture; Biology
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 88 minutes), 19.90 euros (D)

    Árpád Pusztai and Ignacio Chapela have two things in common. - they are distinguished scientists and their careers are in ruins. Both scientists chose to look at the phenomenon of genetic engineering. Both...

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  2. Conservation’s Dirty Secrets (2011)

    Producer
    Tom Porter
    Subject
    Environmental science
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 50 minutes), £195.00

    Reporter Oliver Steeds investigates the shortcomings of major conservation charities and discovers that misplaced sentimentality and commerical interests are taking precedence over science. Among the issues...

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  3. IVF (2011)

    Subject
    Medical sciences; Philosophy; Religious studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 20 minutes), £49.00 (DVD), £20.00 (1 Year Digital Licence), £49.00 (3 Year Digital Licence)

    It is estimated that 3 million people worldwide have been conceived via in vitro fertilization, or IVF. Having this still relatively recent technology has led us to question who ‘deserves’ it, and the...

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  4. Euthanasia (2011)

    Subject
    Law; Medical sciences; Philosophy; Religious studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 25 minutes), £39.00

    Do people have the right to die? Should the state condone the deliberate killing of a person? This film investigates the various religious, moral and philosophical arguments surrounding euthanasia and...

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  5. Genetic Engineering (2011)

    Subject
    Philosophy; Religious studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 20 minutes), £49.00 (DVD), £20.00 (1 Year Digital Licence), £49.00 (3 Year Digital Licence)

    Genetic engineering may be one of the greatest breakthroughs in recent history, however, with scientific advancements new ethical issues are raised, forcing us to ask not how, but if we should push genetic...

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  6. 23 Week Babies: The Price of Life (2011)

    Director
    Adam Wishart
    Subject
    Medical sciences

    Babies born four months early - in the 23rd week of pregnancy - exist on the very edge of life. A few go on to become the ‘miracle babies’ of glossy magazines, but most die. Director Adam Wishart has...

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  7. Child’s Mind, A: How Kids Learn Right and Wrong (2011)

    Subject
    Psychology
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 NTSC, 34 minutes), £39.95

    A clear and comprehensive account of moral development from the various theoretical perspectives of Piaget, Kohlberg, Gilligan, and Bandura. Theory of mind is also covered.

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  8. Data: Ethical Use and Storage (2011)

    Subject
    Information technology
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 22 minutes), £39.00

    More than 800 billion gigabytes of information is used globally every year. This volume of data must all be stored, retrieved, displayed and used. Featuring case studies of national job search website Seek...

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  9. Carbon Hunters (2009)

    Director
    Miro Cernetig
    Producer
    Melanie Wood
    Subject
    Energy; Environmental science
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 50 minutes), £195.00

    Shawn Burns is one of a new breed of wheeler-dealers known as "Carbon Hunters" who know the fight to save the planet from global warming has created a lucrative industry: getting CO2 out of the air. In the...

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  10. Dialogues (2008)

    Subject
    Philosophy

    Nobel Prize-winner and best-selling author Elie Wiesel explores compelling issues of moral responsibility in this provocative series made for US television channel PBS. DIALOGUES, moderated by Richard D....

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