How Cockroaches Use Karate Kicks to Avoid Becoming Zombies | National Geographic

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To escape the "zombifying" sting of emerald jewel wasps, cockroaches deliver swift kicks aimed at the wasps' heads. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta It's a life-saving tactic to avoid what would be a gruesome fate for the cockroach. The emerald jewel wasp is a parasitic insect with a venomous sting, which it uses to put a cockroach into a passive, zombie-like state. After stinging the cockroach once to paralyze its front legs, it strikes a second time, injecting neurotoxins into the roach's brain. With free will lost, the cockroach can be led by its antennae to the wasp’s burrow, where it will lay an egg on the cockroach. Eventually, the cockroach will be eaten alive by the wasp's larva. However, cockroaches do have the ability to fight back against the wasps. Biologist Kenneth Catania of Vanderbilt University studied the insect encounters and noted six ways that cockroaches defended themselves, including powerful kicks and biting. In the study, sixty-three percent of the cockroaches that launched any of these defenses against wasps avoided being stung. Read "How roaches avoid deadly zombification—and more breakthroughs" https://on.natgeo.com/2UVh1fu How Cockroaches Use Karate Kicks to Avoid Becoming Zombies | National Geographic https://youtu.be/nHMppxpul5s National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo

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See How Cracked Skin Helps Elephants Stay Cool | Decoder

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Why do elephants have wrinkled skin? The intricate web of cracks and crevices that gives African elephants their distinctive look is, in fact, an essential adaptation. Their ability to stay cool in hot African temperatures is thanks to these "wrinkles," which aren't actually wrinkles at all, but millions of microscopic cracks in their epidermis. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta In the latest video from Decoder, learn how elephants use a method called evaporative cooling to control their body temperature and why their skin’s uniquely cracked texture helps them stay cool even on the hottest of days. For more, read “Evolved to Crack” in the March 2019 issue of National Geographic Magazine. See How Cracked Skin Helps Elephants Stay Cool | Decoder https://youtu.be/cqIQ-LS-DmM National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo

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A Forest Garden With 500 Edible Plants Could Lead to a Sustainable Future | Short Film Showcase

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Instead of neat rows of monoculture, forest gardens combine fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, vines and perennial vegetables together in one seemingly wild setting. This type of agroforestry mimics natural ecosystems and uses the space available in a sustainable way. UK-based Martin Crawford is one of the pioneers of forest gardening. Starting out with a flat field in 1994, his land has been transformed into a woodland and serves as an educational resource for others interested in forest gardening. This short film by Thomas Regnault focuses on Crawford's forest garden, which is abundant, diverse, edible, and might be one answer to the future of food systems. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe ➡ Get More Short Film Showcase: http://bit.ly/ShortFilmShowcase About Short Film Showcase: The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the web and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners. Know of a great short film that should be part of our Showcase? Email sfs@natgeo.com to submit a video for consideration. See more from National Geographic's Short Film Showcase at http://documentary.com Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Follow Thomas Regnault https://www.thomasregnault.com https://www.instagram.com/dewtownmayor/ About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. A Forest Garden With 500 Edible Plants Could Lead to a Sustainable Future | Short Film Showcase https://youtu.be/Q_m_0UPOzuI National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo

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Safari Live – Day 312 | National Geographic

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Join us on a LIVE African safari in the Maasai Mara as experts guide us through the bush in search of lions, elephants, buffalo and more wild animals. Join the discussions on social with #safariLIVE! ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe #NationalGeographic #Live About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Safari Live - Day 312 | National Geographic https://youtu.be/TF1GshOZIjw National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo

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The Story of God Season 3 – Trailer | National Geographic

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In its third season, THE STORY OF GOD WITH MORGAN FREEMAN continues to explore the impact of religion on the human journey by examining the aspects of faith – or lack thereof – that shape us daily. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta The Story of God Season 3 – Trailer | National Geographic https://youtu.be/lzaBB3dVqWs National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo

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Inside the World’s Toughest Adventure Race | National Geographic

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In Oman, competitors gather from across the globe to run a near impossible 87-mile ultra-marathon. Follow as racers face rocky terrain, soaring temperatures and 26,000 feet of elevation gain over the course of the grueling route. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Read more in "Surviving Oman's new ultramarathon" https://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/2019/01/surviving-oman-s-new-ultramarathon/ Inside the World's Toughest Adventure Race | National Geographic https://youtu.be/QTPq7b7fXdA National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo

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Sea Turtles 101 | National Geographic

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Sea turtles have existed since the time of the dinosaurs. Find out about the ancient mariners' oldest known ancestor, how certain adaptations may have helped the reptiles survive, and the conservation efforts being made to save these creatures. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Sea Turtles 101 | National Geographic https://youtu.be/5Rmv3nliwCs National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo

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Apollo: Missions to the Moon – Trailer | National Geographic

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As the world prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Tom Jennings uses his signature style of first-person storytelling to create an immersive account that spans the breadth and depth of NASA’s Apollo Space Program. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Apollo: Missions to the Moon – Trailer | National Geographic https://youtu.be/cTFnyeCM7lU National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo

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Living Off the Land in Hawaii | Explorer

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Correspondent J.J. Kelley travels to Hawaii to meet with a group of people who are living off the land like their ancestors. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe ➡ Watch all clips of Explorer here: http://bit.ly/WatchExplorer ➡ Get More Explorer: http://bit.ly/MoreExplorer ➡ EXPLORER AIRS MONDAYS 10/9c. About Explorer: Explorer, the longest-running documentary series in cable television history, honored with nearly 60 Emmys and hundreds of other awards, continues as a series of major specials on the National Geographic Channel. In the course of more than two thousand films, Explorer has taken viewers to more than 120 countries, opening a window on hidden parts of the world, unlocking mysteries both ancient and modern, and investigating stories of science, nature, and culture. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta About National Geographic National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Living Off the Land in Hawaii | Explorer https://youtu.be/jJXEepvG6Hc National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo

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By Eavesdropping Underwater, Scientists Hope to Capture Endangered Frog’s Song | Short Film Showcase

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The endangered exquisite spike-thumb frog likes a certain song. Scientists are building a "library of sounds" to help them breed. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe ➡ Get More Short Film Showcase: http://bit.ly/ShortFilmShowcase #NationalGeographic #Frogs #NatureSounds About Short Film Showcase: The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the web and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners. Know of a great short film that should be part of our Showcase? Email sfs@natgeo.com to submit a video for consideration. See more from National Geographic's Short Film Showcase at http://documentary.com Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Deep in the emerald cloud forests of Cusuco National Park in northwest Honduras lives a critically endangered creature. The exquisite spike-thumb frog (Plectrohyla exquisita) is a charming ambassador for the park’s rich biodiversity and one of 16 different species of amphibians listed as Endangered or Critically Endangered by the IUCN. Some are found nowhere else on Earth and face a growing number of threats. In addition to illegal deforestation and climate change, chytrid fungus—the now infamous disease that has decimated frog populations around the world—was discovered in the park in 2007. Scientist Jonathan Kolby founded the Honduras Amphibian Rescue & Conservation Center (HARCC), an organization that is working to both treat juvenile frogs infected with chytrid fungus and develop a breeding and reintroduction program for several endangered species to guard against extinction. But their efforts to breed exquisite spike-thumb frogs have revealed a puzzling challenge; despite 10 years of intensive field work in the area, scientists have never heard or recorded the species’ mating call—and recordings of these calls can be critical tools when it comes to inspiring frogs to breed in captivity. So, with the help of sound artist Ben Mirin, the team embarked on a quest to record the enigmatic frog’s call and bring its voice back to the lab. What ensues is both a delightful portrait of the process of scientific discovery and an inspiring example of the power of sound as a tool for conservation. Video produced by Katie Garrett: http://www.katiegarrett.co.uk/ Discover more beautiful and surprising stories about nature and sustainability at https://www.biographic.com. Learn more about Jonathan Kolby and the Honduras Amphibian Rescue & Conservation Center (HARCC) http://www.frogrescue.com/ https://www.nationalgeographic.org/find-explorers/jonathan-e-kolby Follow sound artist Ben Mirin: http://benmirin.com/ https://www.nationalgeographic.org/find-explorers/ben-h-mirin About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. By Eavesdropping Underwater, Scientists Hope to Capture Endangered Frog’s Song | Short Film Showcase https://youtu.be/xwqqeBUTc98 National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo

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