All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘scientist’

Birth Control Pill Inventor Dies At 91

The Inventor of the birth control pill, Carl Djerassi, died on Friday from complications caused by cancer. He was 91. Carl Djerassi invented the birth control pill after leading a research team in Mexico City that developed norethindrone in 1951. Norethindrone became the key component in the first birth control pill. The birth control pill changed the way society viewed …

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NASA Names Ellen Stofan New Chief Scientist

NASA today announced that Ellen Stofan will be NASA’s next chief scientist. Starting August 25, Stofan will be NASA Administrator Charles Bolden’s “principal advisor” on NASA science programs and “science-related strategic planning and investments.” Stofan is a geologist who has been researching Earth, Mars, Venus, and Saturn’s moon Titan for decades. She is currently the vice president of Proxemy Research, …

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Coke And Pepsi Contain Small Amounts Of Alcohol

Paris-based National Institute of Consumption (INC) has released a study saying that more than half of leading colas contain the minute traces of alcohol. The study found that even the big brands, like Coke and Pepsi, contain .0001 percent or 10mg in every liter. The amount is minuscule, but the figures will still be enough to upset the thousands of …

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