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Old 04-06-2013, 10:56 PM
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Watch What Plants Talk About Online | Video: Full Episode | Nature | PBS

The above link is for the full episode of the most recent documentary in PBS's "Nature" documentary series.

If none of you have ever watched it before, it's pretty much the last decent source of good nature documentaries from the US (at least that I'm aware of).

There's a pretty good sized Avatar reference about halfway through, but the whole documentary is pretty good even without it.
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:49 PM
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Irayo, Raiden, for posting this link...definitely going to give it a watch. I love those PBS "Nature" docufilms -- I've watched them for years, and they're all great!
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:28 AM
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Awesome! The fact that it's closed captioned is even better. Wish it was offered in blu-ray quality though.

Thanks for posting.

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Old 04-30-2013, 01:22 PM
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Wow....when they started mentioning Avatar, I swear those two folks (Suzanne Simard and her workmate) reminded me very much of Grace and Norm.

Just watching this video made me want to go watch the movie again and also go spend time in my jungle that I'm growing in the living room. I got 7 plants growing super healthy!





I also have a few venus fly traps and birds of paradise to plant......

Plants are awesome.

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I bought a basil plant a little while back just for something to take care of, but it eventually died cause I didn't have anything bigger to plant it in
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Yeah, my room is full of plants.

My treefrog has plants in his terrarium, I have epipremnum sp. growing on the shelves, and a giant tropical Begonia sp. with huge leaves, which has gotten taller than me already.
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Yeah, my room is full of plants.

My treefrog has plants in his terrarium, I have epipremnum sp. growing on the shelves, and a giant tropical Begonia sp. with huge leaves, which has gotten taller than me already.
Gonna have to snip it soon? My rubber tree plant, the tall one, grew 8 feet and started bending at the ceiling so I had to cut two feet off and now it already has another branch growing up where I cut it LOL. Tough tree....
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Gonna have to snip it soon? My rubber tree plant, the tall one, grew 8 feet and started bending at the ceiling so I had to cut two feet off and now it already has another branch growing up where I cut it LOL. Tough tree....
Yes.

It can be propagated from cuttings (which is how it was given to me), so I'm just going to make some more cuttings and start some more plants.
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The PBS special "What plants talk about" Is The PBS re-narrated Version of a program
that first aired on CBC Canada called "The Nature of things" smarty plants with David Suzuki
David Suzuki often uses strong refrences from Avatar.
since CBC streaming content is blocked outside Canadaone must use a proxy server in Canada if one wants to view to view CBC streaming content
or find an open source (which I have done with another of his documentrys "The real Avatar"

Watch The Real Avatar - The Nature of Things | ZGraphix Episodes | News & Politics Videos | Blip

The orignal unedited trailer for Smarty plants:
"Smarty Plants" Trailer 2 - YouTube

His documentery "The Tipping Point age of the oil sands features very direct connections
with interviews featuring James Cameron and Avaters art director speaking on how just how strongly Avatar reflects on the very "Real" issues Canadas first nation peoples face down stream from the Huge oil sands extraction project .
For those in Canada " http://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/epi...ing-point.html "

James Cameron speaks on the Tipping point age of the oil sands
Director James Cameron on The Tipping Point: The Age of the Oil Sands - YouTube

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Huh.

I had no idea it was just a re-release of the same thing from another country.
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Really neat. I knew many of the facts but still very nice. The part that referenced Avatar was a bit fake, but that is always like that with media coming to scientists when they go on about "could you just hold this instrument and walk from here to there and look like you found something interesting" - we had some of that already.
I loved how she described mycelium as the network connecting all trees in the forest that also channels nutrients and maybe chemical information from tree to tree, nurturing young or shaded trees. That is true even for different species of trees, I read elsewhere. And cool that they are looking for what would be the "brain" of the plants now that they know that they do act like they seem to have one. Who knows - maybe roots connected by mycelium will in the end prove to be that and then I will be right when I wrote some years ago that the properties of funghi remind me of what was on Pandora Eywa and thought if maybe that is what Eywa might also be on Pandora - after all if all the trees on Pandora are like Neurons then the mycelium might be the tendrils and synapses connecting them to each other by connecting the roots in a relatively fast changing way
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