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Welcome to TWIST – your weekly dose of science news. Brought to you by ScienceAlert!

Join your hosts Dr. Carin Bondar and Dr. Phil Plait as they discuss embryonic stem cells on a 3D printer, the ability to see thoughts, an asteroid approaching the earth and the ability of bacteria to create golden nuggets! All this, plus Science Alert’s top images for the week of February 9th.

Story Links:

3D Embryonic Cell Printing:
Thoughts in Zebrafish:
Asteroid: Coming to Phil’s Blog on Monday February 11th
Bacterial Gold:

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  1. Thats bad ass I want some bacteria of my own

  2. frozensnakee says:

    that girl is pretty cute.

  3. Yeah just go get some liquid gold!

  4. Beth Pizana says:

    You just got another subscriber. I loved this it was very interesting.

  5. I know most people won't understand what ions are, but Dr. Bondar should say "dissolved gold" rather than "liquid gold". The difference is striking.

  6. We should start ridin them things like waves… assroids…

  7. This is amazing it can also help with people with schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease. Brain injuries and any other type of brain problems or genius… Amazing.

  8. Tor Barstad says:

    Great and interesting video. It will be interesting to see if the views blow up now that it's featured on the "I fucking love science" Facebook-page.

  9. Dr.Hush says:

    Is she the lady in Wild Sex?

  10. GaborBartal says:

    She falls all over herself

  11. GaborBartal says:

    No you're imagining things……………

  12. Excellent video. excellent presentation.

  13. Josh Lee says:

    going to be honest, i watch these half for my interest in science and half because Carin Bondar is hot

  14. Rhomil says:

    DA14 Looks like "DATA".

  15. sarah j says:

    Without judgment, I sincerely wish that science enthusiasts would keep their comments G-rated. As a teacher, I would like to share these kinds of videos will my students. I am not easily offended, and, in personal contexts, I don't censor my humor, but in the interest of making science-related videos acceptable for teachers to recommend to students without seeming unprofessional, I wish that everyone would please filter their thoughts before commenting here.

  16. Fine for you to request that and hopefully some people will read your concerns and comply. But for what it's worth, I don't think there are too many people who would hold it against you if they saw something in the comments section of a YouTube video. People are pretty used to YouTube, and you'd be recommending they watch the video itself, not recommending they engage in conversation with strangers on the Internet.

  17. sarah j says:

    Thanks for the feedback — you may be right about the public's desensitization, but education has become the playing ground for the litigious and administrations follow by coming down on teachers for things you would not believe. That being said I appreciate your taking the time to reply — and really like your videos! Thanks for putting them together.

  18. This is my kind of porno!

  19. Sarah J – so with you regarding the making the comments (as well as the branding) for science info as family friendly as possible. I run a regional Children's Museum and injecting, incorporating and disseminating science themed info is a core focus. Can't tell you the frustration that I experience when there is really cool info to share but I can't because of vulgarity. I'm fine with pushing boundaries based on fact and established theory – but adding vulgarity really hurts.

  20. Clay Jones says:

    Very cool. Very cool.

  21. I seriously need to catch up on her "Wild Sex" series…

  22. Pat Jones says:

    Amen. Yeah, she IS hot. πŸ™‚

  23. Holloman 500 says:

    WOW! Is Dr. Carin Bondar single? I am and retiring from the military. Besides that, interesting twist episode.

  24. idk..I'm a female geek and think Phil has it going on..brains over brawn any day.

  25. I was just wondering… why not (ahead of time of course ) U.S. gov together with global govt. didnt try to destroy or just to change course of this small meteor, any way its going to miss us I know that, but in that case they would be sure that when "The One" comes that we could be able to do anything?! Like this… I seriously doubt that we and as "we" I mean all global govt. cant do nothing in case of real threat. I would like to hear your toughts about this. Thank you πŸ™‚

  26. Call Me Mom says:

    oh my gosh! That stem cell thing is amazing.

  27. ThatsYKnow says:

    Awh, not on a collision course? I was hoping we'd have to send in Bruce Willis.

  28. AmandaonMaui says:

    Haha! So funny that you comment is first. I live on the side of Haleakala. πŸ™‚

  29. Bobby says:

    does this meteor fall in Russia have anything to do with the meteor you talk about in this video?

  30. /
    How about this guy if in any case this was biger meteor same thing would happen. So much from US prepaganda and NASA scientists they know shit…

  31. KwickskoOp says:

    the news stories are very interesting, but you kind of overdo the "wow i'm so very intelligent and this awsomely amazing" – stuff. i think we got that you're a doctor. simply talk like you would talk to people sitting in front of you, no need of that tv stuff.
    still it's worth watching !

  32. MasonM214 says:

    no… it didnt. the one that hit russia was 30 times smaller and came from a completely different direction.

  33. I think the TV stuff is great keep it fun and not another lecture.

  34. I agree with vedad in getting a minimum viable product establish for pushing asteroids around. I heard the Bill nie thing about heating the rock so the ice would vent and pushing the rock but I don't know if that would work.

  35. Jason Jacobs says:

    Phil said let me just put this asteroid in my pocket. Well Phil as u must kno its no longer a asteroid it is a meteorite but who am i to judge your the doctor

  36. hazonku says:

    Nope. Totally unrelated. We were so concerned about this big one that no one even noticed the little one coming east to west.

  37. Sardi Pax says:

    Liquid gold….. oh dear.

  38. 13Loriful says:

    I really enjoyed watching your videos. Keep up the good work. πŸ™‚

  39. Lisa Davis says:

    This rocks. Love sing more of Dr. Carin Bondar.

  40. I thought gold could be safely ingested. I had no clue it was dangerous in solution.

  41. Larry says:

    NASA should have captured this asteroid, since it was nearby.

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