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2014-07-23 12:26:17

MUNICH, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Anatomist Gunther von Hagens, who is inextricably linked to contemporary artistic anatomy rendered through his science of Plastination, has charted a new course in anatomical art with his latest work, Cuts: Forays In Anatomical Art. The collection, which will be installed in the exhibition BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life now showing at Olympia Park in Munich, offers a penetrating and revelatory gaze at subterranean dimensions of materiality....

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...

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...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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