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Body farm

{ Article added: 03/23/2009 }
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With only a few locations in existence, a body farm is a controlled environment that is designed to study human decomposition. The first such facility was opened in 1981 at the University of Tennessee. The bodies are placed ...Read More »

Alien hand syndrome

{ Article added: 03/22/2009 }
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Alien hand syndrome is a rare condition in which a person's hand acts completely independently, "with a mind of its own", and at times doing things while the person is completely unaware. It is believed that the condition develops ...Read More »

Haemophilia in European royalty

{ Article added: 03/17/2009 }
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Haemophilia, a hereditary genetic disorder that impairs the ability of blood to clot, was a trait that spread from Queen Victoria throughout the royal houses of Europe in the 1800s and 1900s. Many descendants of Queen Victoria inherited the ...Read More »