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Sputnik Observatory - Interspecies Communication
Ever listened to a scientist talk passionately about, say, cellular plant biology -- and wish they could help you see the forest through their tree roots? Behold Sputnik Observatory, brain candy for your YouTube-addled neurons. Threading together short video clips from interviews with leading experts in the arts, sciences and technology, disparate ideas are linked together to reveal patterns -- and parts add up to unlikely wholes. In this video, one in a “pathway” of clips that will force your brain to branch, we learn how trees create their own form of “social networking”. And pretty soon you might even forgive those Facebook friends who have no boundaries.
eGuider: Melissa Roth
Journalist, Author, Web Producer
Melissa Roth has written story extensions and webisodes for HBO shows including Entourage, Big Love, Sex & the City and John from Cincinnati. The author of two books (On the Loose and The Left Stuff), has written for The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and Self magazine. She is currently producing two web series, Miss Beasley's Pick-Up School for Girls and Byron's Barcalounger.