Chinese Cosmos

By Carl Zimmer | February 16, 2008 11:30 pm

Chinese cosmos
Andrew writes:

“I cleverly disguised my ‘science’ tattoo as yet-another-asian-character. I had the chinese words yu zhao tattooed over my spine just below the collar-line. Roughly translated (because as Inara says on that Firefly episode, “there are nuances of meaning) it means Cosmos. And just to really geek out – I got the idea from a report done on gravitation submitted to the International Geophysical Union.”

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Comments (3)

  1. jcs

    the picture is backwards. I hope the tattoo isn’t.

  2. belinda

    Just confirming what Jes commented – the above Chinese characters are back-to-front. Does this mean you have gone over to the dark side, Luke?

  3. Alex

    Perhaps a mirror was involved?


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Carl Zimmer writes about science regularly for The New York Times and magazines such as DISCOVER, which also hosts his blog, The LoomHe is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.


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