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NASA plans Friday night launch to study moon's atmosphere

A marvelous night for a moonshot

NASA is headed back to the moon, this time to explore its thin atmosphere and rough dust. The robotic spacecraft LADEE is to lift off at 11:27 tonight from Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore. By studying the moon's atmosphere, scientists will learn about similar atmospheres in places farther afield.

Right bacteria may help fight obesity

Different kinds of bacteria that live inside the gut can help spur obesity or protect against it, say scientists at Washington University in St. Louis who transplanted intestinal germs from fat or lean people into mice and watched the rodents change. And what they ate determined whether the good germs could move in and do their job. Thursday's report raises the possibility of one day turning gut bacteria into personalized fat-fighting therapies, and it may help explain why some people have a harder time losing weight.

Chobani recalls some Greek Yogurt

Chobani says it's recalling some of its Greek yogurt cups that were affected by mold, a move prompted by reports of illnesses by some customers. The recall comes about a week after the company first started asking retailers to pull the products from shelves, saying some cups were "swelling and bloating." The containers are marked with the code 16-012 and expiration dates Sept. 11 to Oct. 7.

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NASA plans Friday night launch to study moon's atmosphere 09/05/13 [Last modified: Thursday, September 5, 2013 10:10pm]
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