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Why exhaustion is not unique to our overstimulated ageExhaustion and its effects have preoccupied thinkers since classical antiquity. A look at historically specific theories of exhaustion shows a tendency to look back nostalgically to a supposedly simpler time. Read More
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Big Think
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If someone shares drugs with a friend and they die of an overdose, does that make them a killer?More and more prosecutors across the US are going after the friends and family of those who die from a drug overdose. Is this practice morally acceptable? Read More
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cognitive science
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AI is Acquiring a Sense of Smell that Can Detect Illnesses in Human Breathsubmitted by /u/Lightfiend [link] [comments]
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EurekAlert! – Breaking News
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Bacteriophages offer promising alternative to antibioticsResults from a new clinical study have confirmed the safety and tolerability of using bacteria-specific viruses known as bacteriophages to eliminate disease-causing bacteria in the gut.
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Scientific American Content: Global
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Paleo Profile: The Nonsense BeetleA fossil beetle enclosed in amber carries an unusual name — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Big Think
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How getting married changes your personalityA new study shows how the personalities of men and women are changed by marriage. Read More
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Big Think
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The mystery of the Neolithic bottleneck may be over, thanks to one plucky undergradAt one point during the Neolithic era, the Y-chromosome in our species became far less diverse. Called the Neolithic bottleneck, the reason for it may have finally been revealed. Read More
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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
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Pine-killing southern beetle may be more deadly in NorthA beetle that has killed millions of acres of pines in southern forests is munching its way north, and new research suggests its tree-killing prowess could be magnified in cooler climes.
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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
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Swiss vote to block foreign-based gambling sitesSwiss voters overwhelmingly approved Sunday blocking foreign-based betting sites in a high-stakes referendum on a new gambling law designed to prevent addiction, but which opponents said amounted to internet censorship.
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NYT > Science
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atmosphere: The Rich Are Planning to Leave This Wretched PlanetHere comes private space travel — with cocktails, retro-futuristic Philippe Starck designs and Wi-Fi. Just $55 million a trip!
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EurekAlert! – Breaking News

Negative rapid test results may delay antiviral therapy in patients with severe influenzaA new study has found that half of influenza cases in patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) received a false negative rapid influenza antigen test (RIAT). The false negative RIAT results could delay antiviral therapy for patients who were in the ICU with severe influenza. The research is presented at ASM Microbe, the American Society for Microbiology's annual meeting, held from June 7
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EurekAlert! – Breaking News

Drug resistance genes shared among bacteria in hospitals can be deadlyA hospital outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) became more worrisome when researchers found resistance genes being shared among unrelated bacteria via plasmids and other mobile genetic elements. This new research will be presented at ASM Microbe, the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, held from June 7-11 in Atlanta, Ga.
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EurekAlert! – Breaking News
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Development of vaccines from AIDS to Zika, using a novel 'plug and play' viral platformResearchers from GeoVax have developed a flexible 'Plug and Play' technology platform that delivers single-dose vaccines that fully protect against emerging infectious diseases such as Zika, Lassa fever, and Ebola. The research will be presented at ASM Microbe, the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, held from June 7-11 in Atlanta, Ga.
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EurekAlert! – Breaking News

Treg cells protect babies from getting HIV infection from their mothersScientists now report that Treg cells, a type of regulatory lymphocyte, may be protecting babies in the womb from getting infected with the HIV virus when the mother is infected. The research, from the Emory Vaccine Center, is presented at ASM Microbe, the American Society for Microbiology's annual meeting, held from June 7-11 in Atlanta, Ga.
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EurekAlert! – Breaking News
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Bacteriophages: Are they an overlooked driver of Parkinson's disease?In the first study of its kind, researchers from the New York-based Human Microbiology Institute have discovered the role certain bacteriophages may play in the onset of Parkinson's disease (PD). The research is presented at ASM Microbe, the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, held from June 7-11 in Atlanta, Ga.
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Big Think
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New cancer treatment grabs hold of malignant cells and calls in the troopsResearchers now have an antibody that specifically targets cancer cells, while leaving healthy ones alone. Read More
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The Atlantic
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America Alone?This weekend, President Donald Trump has called Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “meek and mild,” “dishonest & weak.” Larry Kudlow, Trump’s top economic adviser, accused Trudeau of a “betrayal.” Trump also retracted his endorsement of the joint communique he signed at the end of Group of Seven meeting in Charlevoix, Quebec, and threatened further tariffs against America’s closest allies. Al
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The Atlantic
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Anthony Bourdain’s Extreme EmpathyIf you are having thoughts of suicide, please know that you are not alone. If you are in danger of acting on suicidal thoughts, call 911. For support and resources, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text 741-741 for the Crisis Text Line. After Anthony Bourdain’s death, a particular kind of tribute proliferated in my social media feeds. Post after post eulogized th
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Science | The Guardian
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Inequality breeds stress and anxiety. No wonder so many Britons are suffering | Richard Wilkinson and Kate PickettIn equal societies, citizens trust each other and contribute to their community. This goes into reverse in countries like ours The gap between image and reality yawns ever wider. Our rich society is full of people presenting happy smiling faces both in person and online, but when the Mental Health Foundation commissioned a large survey last year, it found that 74% of adults were so stressed they f
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Scientific American Content: Global
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Misreading the Mokele-Mbembe (the Mokele-Mbembe, Part 1)There aren’t living sauropod dinosaurs in the Congo. But why did people ever think there were? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Your smart speakers are listening to you. Here's how to delete their recordings.DIY Keep your data to yourself. If you own an Amazon Echo or Google Home speaker, it probably collects clips of your voice. Here's how to browse through these recordings—and erase them.
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Ingeniøren
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Ny teori forklarer Plutos mystiske methanklitterTil trods for, at atmosfæren på Pluto er ultratynd, og vindene er svage, kan der alligevel dannes klitter af frosne methankorn.
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Live Science
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NASA Satellites Make Magnetic Discovery in Turbulent Space Near EarthNASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) spacecraft has detected magnetic activity occurring in a new and surprising way in the environment of near-Earth space.
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The Atlantic
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The Wisdom of Russell BrandW hen you’ve done it all, what then? When you’ve smoked all the crack, eaten all the chocolate, had all the sex, made all the money, and been on all the talk shows—where do you go next? Because there it is, squatting on the far side of adulation: nothingness. “Celebrities,” the Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman once said, “are in a very interesting position. They’ve already achieved great fame, suc
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Discovery (uploads) on YouTube
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Episode 6: Rites of Passage | Deadliest Catch: GreenhornInspired by his spiritual guide Nick, Landon makes the call to go to rehab – but not before his nipple is nearly torn off. Luke gets one last chance but he'll have to succeed at one of the hardest, most dangerous jobs on the boat. Binge all episodes of Deadliest Catch: Greenhorn: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/deadliest-catch-greenhorn/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery
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A Flash Zero Day, a DNA Site Breach, and More Security News This WeekA DNA site breach, a background check failure, and more security news this week.
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IHOP's Name Change Tops This Week's Internet News RoundupThe internet had a lot of fun trying to figure out IHOP's new name last week.
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This Week in the Future of Cars: It's Business TimeLarry Page's flying car starts to look real, Uber and Lyft get into bike-sharing, and Elon Musk works to get Tesla on track.
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The Atlantic
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Trump Goes to War Against the Democracies“He’s like Heath Ledger’s Joker—but without the operational excellence.” That was the grim after-action assessment of one senior G7 official with whom I spoke in the shocked aftermath of President Donald Trump’s savage post-summit tweets. To the very last minute, the Charlevoix summit seemed business-no-worse-than-usual. Trump had arrived at the summit in a credible semblance of a jolly mood. He
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EurekAlert! – Breaking News
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New research reveals benefits of a vegetarian dietEating a vegetarian or primarily plant-based diet is associated with a variety of health benefits. But simply being vegetarian is not enough to reap those benefits — the quality of the food matters, too. The Nutrition 2018 meeting will feature new research into the health impacts of eating a plant-based diet and how dietary quality influences those impacts.
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EurekAlert! – Breaking News
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Scientists identify foods that fight diseaseNutrition 2018 will feature the latest research into how adding certain foods to our diet might help lower risk for diabetes, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and other health issues.
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EurekAlert! – Breaking News
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Improving Americans' diets could save billions in health-related costsNew research suggests improving the quality of the average American's diet could substantially reduce costs associated with heart disease, diabetes, cancer and other major health problems. The study is the first to comprehensively analyze the potential cost implications of improved adherence to healthy dietary patterns (as measured by the Healthy Eating Index (HEI) and the Mediterranean-style diet
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The Atlantic
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A Sneaky Theory of Where Language Came FromI’m sitting in the sun on one of the first mild days of the spring, talking with a modern-day flintknapper about the origins of human language. His name is Neill Bovaird, and he’s neither an archaeologist nor a linguist, just a 38-year-old bearded guy with a smartphone in his pocket who uses Stone Age technology to produce Stone Age tools. Bovaird has been flintknapping for a couple decades, and
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The Atlantic
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Lorna Simpson Maps the Complex Galaxies of Black Women’s Hair“Black women’s heads of hair are galaxies unto themselves,” poet and professor Elizabeth Alexander writes in her introduction to Lorna Simpson Collages, a new book of that artist’s work. Much of Simpson’s career has been dedicated to documenting the specificity and breadth of black womanhood, and this collection continues in that vein. Black women’s hair, that fraught matter, is not simply the in
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Meater Wireless Meat Thermometer Review: A Recipe for MediocrityMonitoring your roasting and grilling with an app is neat, but the Meater has quirks and flaws that keep us from recommending it.
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Endangered Species and the Case for ‘Sanctuary Cities’Non-native animals and plants often arrive in cities by happenstance and carve out ecological niches for themselves. But if cities were more deliberate about biodiversity, they’d take in well-suited species that are struggling elsewhere.
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Scientific American Content: Global
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Growth Spurt in Head, Skeleton Mark Autism in BoysBoys with autism have smaller heads, are shorter and weigh less at birth than their typical peers do—but all that changes by age 3, a new study suggests — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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E3 Is Going to be a Weird One—But Don’t Hold Your BreathFalling between console upgrades and generational changes, 2018 is all about the games, but don't pin your hopes on a mindblowing reveal.
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How Microsoft's Windows Red Team Keeps PCs SafeMicrosoft's Windows red team probes and prods the world's biggest operating system through the eyes of an adversary.
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All of Us and the Dream of a Research Diversity CrusaderThe billion-dollar, 10-year All of Us initiative promises to sequence and study the health of 1 million Americans. But will they represent the diversity of the country's population?
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Ingeniøren
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Alvorlige fejl førte til dramatisk byggekollapsEn uafhængig ingeniørrapport om kollapset af et betondæk under et byggeri i Hirtshals viser, at Give Stålspær begik alvorlige fejl.
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The Atlantic
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The Four Scenarios Facing Israel as the U.S. Withdraws From the Iran DealPresident Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal has left Israel to reassess its policy toward Iran—and how to advance its key national-security objectives: preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, thwarting Iran’s aspirations for hegemony, changing the fundamentally hostile and radical orientation of the regime, and preventing future military conflict. The deal made some progress o
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The Atlantic
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The ‘God Damn’ Tree That Nearly Brought America and North Korea to WarPANMUNJOM, South Korea—Meters from where the leaders of North and South Korea recently planted a pine tree to memorialize their blossoming bid for peace, North Korean soldiers once crushed the skulls of two U.S. soldiers with the blunt end of their axe heads. The attack came after the Americans tried to trim a poplar tree. The men’s disfigured bodies were left beside the tree. In May, just days a
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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
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US tariffs threat a headache for foreign automakersUS President Donald Trump's renewed threat to impose tariffs on auto imports will hit foreign automakers that export a large number of vehicles to the US market, but many also manufacture cars domestically.
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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
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Berlin's punk-rock district charges into battle against GoogleGlobal cities from Seoul to Tel Aviv have welcomed Google with open arms, but in the bohemian Berlin district of Kreuzberg the Silicon Valley giant has found itself on the frontlines of gentrification trench warfare.
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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
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Guatemala's Volcano of Fire emits another hot sediment flowGuatemala's Volcano of Fire released a flow of burning sediment and rock Saturday, causing authorities to order new preventative evacuations almost a week after the initial eruption left at least 110 people dead and about 200 missing.
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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
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Blockbuster antitrust trial impact to go beyond AT&T, Time WarnerWith a judge set to rule in the trial over the merger of AT&T and Time Warner, any decision could have a far-reaching impact on the media and communications sector and the future course of antitrust enforcement.
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Ingeniøren
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Ugens debat: Baner plugin-hybrider vejen for grønne biler?En historie om plugin-hybrider som en trædesten på vejen mod rene elbiler fik læserne til tasterne på ing.dk i den forløbne uge.
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Viden
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Småbørn får unødvendig antibiotika mod øjenbetændelseDanske børn får meget mere antibiotika end norske og svenske børn, viser studie, men medicinen er ofte unødvendig.
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Science | The Guardian
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Colonialism did not just create slavery: it changed geologyResearchers suggest effects of the colonial era can be detected in rocks or even air It brought riches to Britain and many other European nations; played a major role in enslaving more than 10 million Africans; and created the first global markets in cotton, tobacco and sugar. But now colonialism has been accused of having an even greater influence. It is claimed that it changed the Earth’s very m
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Science | The Guardian
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Facial awareness: the meaning of a smileWhat exactly is a smile for, how do we do it and if we lose it, can we get it back? It’s one of the most fundamental things that humans do. Smile. Newborns can manage it spontaneously, as a reflex, and this is sometimes misinterpreted by new parents as a reaction to their presence, although it’s not until six to eight weeks of age that babies smile in a social way. That new parents optimistically
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Science | The Guardian
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3,000-year-old sculpture leaves researchers scratching their headsExquisite Old Testament-era head of a king found in Israel but subject’s identity a mystery An enigmatic sculpture of a king’s head dating back nearly 3,000 years has left researchers guessing at whose face it depicts. The 5cm (two-inch) sculpture is an exceedingly rare example of figurative art from the region during the ninth century BC – a period associated with biblical kings. It is exquisite
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cognitive science
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Face transplants: What it should besubmitted by /u/davyeminy [link] [comments]
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Big Think
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Ryan Gosling's Neil Armstrong biopic 'First Man' trailer looks awesomePlus: how accurate was the backlash to the Apollo missions, as depicted in the film? Read More
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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
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Apple, where's the smarter Siri in iOS 12?Apple this week had every opportunity to show off new voice skills for Siri, the personal digital assistant, and to prove that it could be competitive with Amazon and Google.
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NYT > Science
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Salmonella Outbreak That Sickened 60 Is Linked to Pre-Cut MelonsPackages of fruit have been recalled in eight states, but over half of the reported illnesses have been in Michigan.
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