Watch This: How trees talk to each other, ancient parasites, a rare look at mountain lion kittens, and more

Watch This: How trees talk to each other, ancient parasites, a rare look at mountain lion kittens, and more





Find out how trees talk to each other below the forest floor. Plus, a parasitic discovery, molding beautiful pottery from clay, and more.
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       4:00 | Decoder      
How Trees Secretly Talk to Each Other in the Forest
Before working on this video, I always thought that talking trees belonged in the realm of fantasy. However, recent studies in Canadian forests are showing that idea may be closer to scientific truth than we originally thought! In this beautifully illustrated explainer video, go beneath the forest soil and learn the fascinating science behind how trees "talk" to each other through their root systems.

— Lauren Leadmon, associate producer
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       1:03 | News      
New Species of Parasitic Wasps Found in Fossil Flies
When scientists used new x-ray scanning technology on a cache of 35-million-year-old fly pupae, they made quite the discovery. Fossilized inside were parasitic wasp invaders. It's not unusual to find wasps inside other insects—many species of parasitic wasps inject their eggs into transforming bugs, eventually consuming the unfortunate hosts. But it is unusual to find them millions of years later.

Nick Lunn, producer
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       7:06 | Magazine      
Inside the Mission to Save the Rare Helmeted Hornbill From Poachers
Working on this video was such an honor and a privilege. There aren't many publications where you can spend the sort of time and resources that this story demanded. The helmeted hornbill is critically endangered and thus extremely difficult to locate. It took us months to just get a glimpse of the bird, and we were nervous that we wouldn't see any at all. For the September 2018 issue of National Geographic, we were able to produce three videos on this rare bird, so make sure to check out the full magazine story as well as the two other shorts.

— Gabrielle Ewing, associate producer
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       4:21 | Short Film Showcase      
Watch This Beautiful Mexican Pottery Emerge From Clay
Living in a world where 3D printers and industrial machinery can mass produce trinkets and gadgets in a matter of minutes, it's always an inspiration for me to see traditional artisans working with their hands to create incredibly detailed artwork. In this short film by Mariano Rentería, watch as a family in the Mexican state of Michoacán turns simple clay collected from the earth into glazed pottery. The intricacy of the pottery's design and sheer amount of time it takes to mold each piece is remarkable to see.

— Milaena Hamilton, associate producer
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       3:46 | News      
See How Mountain Lion Mothers Care for Their Kittens
Panthera is an organization dedicated to the conservation of wild cats. They have been tracking numerous cougar (also known as puma or mountain lion) dens in northwest Wyoming to learn more about family behavior and the impact of legal cougar hunting on vulnerable kittens. Researchers used GPS collars and motion-sensor-activated cameras to track the cougars. I was excited to see the beautiful, close-up footage captured by these cameras. Turn on the sound to hear squeaks and purrs, and watch to the end for an extended scene featuring a cute straggling kitten.

— Amy Rankin, associate producer
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