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Pocahontas Marries English Colonist John Rolfe

Pocahontas, daughter of the powerful Native American chief Powhatan, helped maintain peace between English colonists and her own people by befriending the settlers at Jamestown, Virginia, and allegedly saving the life of colonial leader John Smith after he was captured by her father's men. She later married colonist John Rolfe, which furthered efforts toward peace, and the two traveled to England, where she was received at court. What happened on her journey back to America?



Clonorchis sinensis

The Oriental liver fluke, Clonorchis sinensis, is a parasitic worm that may be acquired by eating raw, undercooked, pickled, salted, or smoked fish. The fluke exists in a dormant stage in the skin of a fish and is unable to continue its life cycle until ingested by a warm-blooded animal, in which the larvae mature and produce eggs. The adult fluke can survive in the biliary duct of its host for up to 50 years and can cause chronic liver disease and, eventually, death. How it is treated?

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Philip Henry Gosse

An English naturalist, Gosse built the first marine aquarium and was an innovator in the field of marine biology. He was a member of the Plymouth Brethren, a Christian group that rejected the theory of evolution, and wrote many books on zoology, including Omphalos, an attempt to reconcile geological theories with the biblical account of creation. After his death, Gosse was caricatured as a despotic father in Father and Son, written by his son Edmund, who was also his what?

Last updated on Wednesday, 6th April 2011

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