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The Sciences

The Bipedal Atlas #scienceink

The LoomBy Carl ZimmerNovember 22, 2011 5:49 AM

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Zsuzsa Megyery writes,

I'm a student at MIT in the Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Science Department hoping to solve the glacially-coupled climate problem of global warming by developing efficient carbon sequestration technology. In honor of our beautiful mother Earth, and as a constant reminder of the places I can go under my own human power, I had the world map, minus Antarctica, tattooed on the tops of my feet in a Mercator projection.It is deeply personal to me--I am Hungarian, with the European continent on one foot--but grew up in the US--so the Western half is on the other side. I have a minimal carbon footprint on our mother Earth, cycling as much as possible for transportation and even hoping to circum-paddle Antarctica some day.

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