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delirium tremens

(Encyclopedia) delirium tremens trē´mənz, trĕm´ənz [key], hallucinatory episodes that may occur during withdrawal from chronic alcoholism, popularly known as the DTs. An episode of…

body temperature

(Encyclopedia) body temperature, internal temperature of a living organism. Mammals and birds are termed warm-blooded, or homeothermic, i.e., they are able to maintain a relatively…

surgery

(Encyclopedia) surgery, branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and the excision and repair of pathological conditions by means of operative…

Mortals on Mount Olympus

  A history of climbing Mount Everest   by Borgna Brunner   Sir Edmund Hillary poses with Sherpa climber Tenzing Norgay at Everest base. Climbers who die on the mountain are…

<i>Breaking Dawn</i> Trivia

Learn about the symbolism, origin of names, and other interesting tidbits about Breaking Dawn Related Links Twilight Page Twilight Quiz Biography of…

November 2016: Pipeline Protests Escalate

World News | Disasters & Science News Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of November 2016. 1. Two Police Officers Killed in Iowa in Separate Attacks 2.…

Pyeongchang: The Host County

A sparse corner of a packed country Pyeongchang Olympic Village. Source: AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon  Related Links 2018 Winter Olympics Memorable Olympic Moments Birth of the Modern…

January 2009 Current Events: U.S. News

World News | Business/Science News Here are the key events in United States news for the month of January, 2009. Richardson Withdraws Nomination for secretary of commerce (Jan. 4): Governor Bill…

The Iditarod

The Iditarod Alaska's marathon sled-dog race by Erin Teare The first Saturday in March marks the beginning of the Iditarod, a one thousand mile sled dog race across Alaska's harsh…