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A Philadelphia newspaper offers a sneak peek at my talk on Sunday at 2 about Science Ink.
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I just ordered the book! I hope you are planning a second volume sometime in the future so that I might be included.
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The Wall Street Journal features Science Ink today in their Visualizer column. (First time I've seen this headline used, amazingly...)
In Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed, author Carl Zimmer shares an assortment of more than 300 images of tattoos in categories like neuroscience, physics, astronomy and Darwin, with notes o...
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Nice story on yesterday's talk about Science Ink at Harvard in today's Crimson.
Comment. Email. Print. Tattoo Love. Sarah P Reid. Author Carl Zimmer discusses his latest book about the scientific significance of tattoos at the Harvard Museum of Natural History on Tuesday night. H...
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Pop Matters reviews "Science Ink":

Science Ink ends up being, intentionally or not, a tribute to the passion of those people who dedicate their lives to furthering the boundaries of human knowledge. Growing up, I tended to associate tattoos with surfer dudes, bikers and a certain type of rock star. Times have changed, though, and there are plenty of other messages out there these days. This is a terrific overview of one little corner of that world, as well as a useful primer on some of the basic ideas upholding our understanding of the universe.
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Awesome!! Putting on my BN wishlist!!!
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The Toronto Star has lots of Science Ink in Saturday's edition

1. A Q and A with yours truly: http://www.thestar.com/article/1096463

2. An article by Megan Ogilvie about Toronto-area scientists with tattoos: http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1096468--trilobites-and-tattoos-scientists-embrace-body-art

3. A slide show of their tattoos. (I was amazed that there were lots of tattoos I had never seen before!) http://thestar.blogs.com/newsnow/2011/12/a-new-book-on-store-shelves-science-ink-tattoos-of-the-science-obsessed-shows-the-often-elegant-always-gorgeous-tatto.html
Carl Zimmer has written a new book called Science Ink. It presents more than 300 images of scientists — or science lovers — revealing their science tattoos, which include everything from coelacanths t...
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Science Ink arrives in Ireland!
SMALL PRINT:Prepare to be dazzled. SUDDENLY, IT’S December. And if you already have all your Christmas presents bought and wrapped, then good for you. But it’s more likely that, like many of us, you s...
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I hope there will be a Chinese version.
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Nerdist features Science Ink!
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Glad to see you are still posting
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I'm guessing this is the first time the Harvard Gazette published a sperm tattoo. I may be wrong, but I doubt it.
Science writer Carl Zimmer talked about the surprising number of science-oriented tattoos gotten by scientists, who wear their love of science proudly, and his related book, “Science Ink: Tattoos of t...
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truly fascinating... I'm pondering what would be my choice now that I'm pushing 70!
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Science Ink hits PBS Newshour!
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For the German Google+ crowd: Der Spiegel features Science Ink.
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Science Ink hits TV--The Daily Planet on the Discovery Channel.

http://watch.discoverychannel.ca/clip574325#clip574325
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The new issue of the Observer has an excerpt from Science Ink--replete with part of the introduction and a dozen images.
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I saw that -- good article.
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A book about the tattoos that tell the story of science.
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In 2007, I wondered aloud if scientists had tattoos of their science. The answer was an emphatic yes, and the result is this book. You can order it here.

Praise for Science Ink:

"Beautiful. Packed with fascinating stories"--Nature

"Zimmer brilliantly animates the intoxicating passions of science lovers in perfectly precise, perfectly poetic short stories." --Jad Abumrad, host of "RadioLab" 

"How apt: the most enduring ideas in science translated into that most enduring personal art—the tattoo. Science Ink marries mind and body, and Zimmer reveals the beauty that motivates so many scientists."–Sam Kean, author of The Disappearing Spoon

"After spending long hours at the computer, in the lab or field, science has a way of getting under your skin. Science Ink reveals the great ideas and deep passion for science revealed in some of the most creative body art on the planet today. This is a book to revel on the best ideas and discoveries in science and of the passion scientists have for their life's work." –Neil Shubin, University of Chicago, author of Your Inner Fish

"Here is to be found the evidence that scores of intelligent and intellectually perceptive young people recognise that equations, symbols and structures are the key constituents of the elegant language through which the Universe reveals its deeply buried and wondrous secrets. It is a great pleasure to see this compendium of truly moving personal statements about the sciences, collected in this superb book."–Sir Harry Kroto, winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize for Chemistry

"Every page of this book is a delight. Be dazzled by the images, wowed by the formulas, and inspired by the stories behind them all."
--Sean Carroll, author of From Eternity to Here