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2014-02-13 08:28:26

2-for-1 Admission to BODY WORLDS: PULSE on Valentine's Weekend NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's no surprise that falling in love makes us feel a jumble of emotions and strange physical effects. According to researchers, falling in love releases a deluge of chemicals that make us swoon, flush, and sweat, our hearts race, and our brains turn obsessional. The hormones released in the body when one falls in love cause a virtual flood. The pleasure center of the brain...

2013-10-30 12:24:52

Skinned Face "Selfies" NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On the eve of Halloween, BODY WORLDS has launched its first-ever app, allowing users to explore human anatomy in a fun and playful way by transforming photos to the skinned faces of the world-famous plastinates. The Under Your Skin app, developed by Sandbox Digital Playground, is currently available for free download at the Apple iTunes Store. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131030/NY07355) Users begin by...

2013-10-21 08:26:59

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of Science Technology Centers (ASTC), representing 650 science centers and museums in nearly 50 countries, by Special Resolution of its Board of Directors, recognized Dr. Gunther von Hagens--inventor of the science of Plastination and creator of the BODY WORLDS anatomical exhibitions--for Lifetime Achievement and outstanding contribution to the public understanding of science. "Through the technique of Plastination, Dr....

2013-06-18 12:28:29

NEW YORK, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Her chiseled visage is seen everywhere in New York City. You see her swan-like countenance on giant billboards on Times Square, bus stop shelters, subway cars, taxi tops, and tour buses. Her arms extended behind her as she kneels in a triumphant curtsy, like a dancer in an Edgar Degas painting, she is the epitome of balletic grace. But her backstory is as memorable as the orange halo that surrounds her in all her appearances about town. (Photo:...

2013-04-04 12:26:59

Ticket Prices Range from $19.50-$25.00 and can be purchased at Box Office or http://www.discoverytsx.com/exhibitions/bodyworlds NEW YORK, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time ever in New York City, tickets will be on sale tomorrow for the world premiere of Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS: PULSE opening on April 26th. The Discovery Times Square exhibit is the newest in the renowned BODY WORLDS series, which has presented the human body in groundbreaking ways for discovery...

2013-02-22 08:22:45

NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Times Square today announces the opening of Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS: PULSE opening this Spring. Dr. Gunther von Hagens is the pioneering anatomist and inventor of Plastination, which halts decomposition of the body and makes possible unprecedented ways of studying the human form. This newest of the renowned BODY WORLDS exhibitions that have presented the human body in this groundbreaking way to more than 36 million people around the...

2011-02-07 15:37:06

In two new works, an anthropologist tackles a perplexing question relating to the enormously successful "Body Worlds" exhibits: How does society tolerate "“ and even celebrate "“ the public display of human corpses? "Body Worlds "“ The Original Exhibition of Real Human Bodies" is the most widely attended exhibit in the world, said Jane Desmond, a professor of anthropology at the University of Illinois and author of a paper and book chapter on the subject. While the...

2010-12-29 10:00:00

HEIDELBERG, Germany, Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Anatomist Gunther von Hagens revealed today, his two-year battle with Parkinson's Disease. In a lengthy address to his employees at the Plastinarium in Guben, Dr. von Hagens disclosed for the first time, what his family and inner circle have known for two years--that the scientist who brought human health and anatomy into the public sphere with his BODY WORLDS exhibitions has been grappling with a degenerative disease. "This disease has...

2010-10-26 10:52:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens and physician, Dr. Angelina Whalley, the trailblazing scientist and creative designer behind Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS -- the anatomical exhibitions seen by 32 million visitors worldwide -- announced BODY WORLDS Vital, a new health exhibition to educate Americans on common diseases and preventive care, and to encourage them towards wellness. BODY WORLDS Vital is the latest chapter in their HUMAN SAGA...

2010-06-24 08:00:00

Denver Museum of Nature & Science will host popular exhibition for additional four weeks DENVER, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Denver Museum of Nature & Science announced today that the popular Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS & The Story of the Heart will continue its run for an additional four weeks, providing extra time to see the dramatic specimens on display this summer. Originally scheduled to close next month, the world-renowned health and anatomy exhibition will...