Plastination

5.18.17

This 600-Pound Preserved Blue Whale Heart Will Last 1,000 Years

It's the first preserved blue whale heart in the world.

3.11.16

Skinning Human Bodies in Dr. Death's Taxidermy Lab

A visit to Bodyworlds—a controversial exhibition that puts skinned, plastinated bodies on display—including those of pregnant women, deformed fetuses, and of people having sex.

6.15.15

Why This Blue Whale's Massive Heart Is Being Blown Up Like a Beach Ball

The months-long process of thawing, inflating, preserving and displaying a blue whale's heart has never been done before.