Friday, November 18, 2005

Ear Disease, Hematoma

Injury to the outer ear can cause bleeding between the cartilage and the skin, producing a smooth, rounded, nontender purplish swelling called hematoma. The accumulation of clotted blood is removed by a surgeon because, if it is left, it will become transformed into scar tissue and cause a permanent, irregular thickening of the outer ear commonly called cauliflower

Sunday, October 16, 2005


Though primarily agriculturists, the Kamba keep considerable numbers of cattle, sheep, and goats. Their main staple crops are millet, sorghum, and corn (maize). Overcrowding and soil erosion in the Machakos district have driven many to work in Nairobi. The Kamba have long been known

Monday, August 08, 2005

Amphibole Asbestos

A variety of the silicate mineral actinolite (q.v.).

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Baybars I

Baybars was born

Monday, July 25, 2005

Accius, Lucius

Accius also spelled  Attius   one of the greatest of the Roman tragic poets, in the view of his contemporaries. His plays (more than 40 titles are known, and about 700 lines survive) were mostly free translations from Greek tragedy, many from Euripides, with violent plots, flamboyant characterizations, and forceful rhetoric. His tragedies were performed until the end of the republic

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Tereshkova, Valentina

Although she had no pilot training, Tereshkova was an accomplished amateur parachutist

Friday, July 08, 2005


Type of pottery ware decorated with metallic lustres by techniques dating at least from the 9th century. One technique of Middle Eastern origin, which produced the famous Hispano-Moresque pottery in Spain and Italian and Spanish majolica, involved a multistaged process that produced a kind of staining of the ware. In a second type of lustreware, which was cheaper