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Bill Nye: Science and Bow Ties Can Change the World

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“The Science Guy” Bill Nye and that sartorial guy Nick Graham have teamed up to change the world – one bow time at a time. In conjunction with the release of his new book, Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World, Bill’s debut fashion project is bound to send quantum shockwaves through scientific and stylish circles everywhere. The book is available for sale as a book & bow tie set, and 10% of all sales from the new collection go to Bill's charity, The Planetary Society.

In case, you’ve been off the planet, Bill Nye is a scientist and science educator, mechanical engineer, comedian, television presenter and the New York Times bestselling author of Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation. Best known as the host of the Disney/PBS children's science series Bill Nye the Science Guy, he continues making many ongoing appearances in popular media as a science educator. Nye is an outspoken critic of and debater against creationist views, which he sees as a threat to science education and American innovation, and in 2014 published Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation. He has also met with President Obama to discuss climate change and science education.

Nye’s new book, Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World, calls on today’s generation to make a cleaner, more efficient, happier world. His decidedly optimistic philosophy views environmental issues not as insurmountable problems, but as opportunities for society to rise to the challenge. He debunks misunderstandings about global warming, as well as the defeatist attitude that we are doomed to leave future generations a polluted, overheated, and depleted planet. Like Nye himself, the book is both enlightening and empowering, which is what inspired Nick Graham to collaborate with him in harnessing some of that energy into a wearable form accessible to stylish enlightened men everywhere.

Why the bow tie? Nye says he first realized the bow tie’s unique pragmatic properties in high school when he noticed that waiters wore bow ties as opposed to long ties, a smart way of avoiding any slipping into the soup. The same held true for scientists working in labs, except instead of soup bowls, it was flasks. Of course, a bow tie also really helps spiff up a lab coat, and men of all walks are discovering the transformative power of this simple accessory.    

Nye and Graham’s bow tie collection features fifteen different patterns powered by rocket science and featuring the Planetary Society logo as a thinking man’s alternative to the usual fashion suspects. The two men guarantee that wearing one of these bow ties will start a smart conversation anywhere – New York, London, or outer space. Available at, we think you’ll agree that smart never looked so smart.


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