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Liam Mannix

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'High-calibre paper': Herpes linked to Alzheimer's in two major studies

'High-calibre paper': Herpes linked to Alzheimer's in two major studies

Two major studies link herpes to the development of Alzheimer’s.

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This gun-toting satellite is about to reach an asteroid

This gun-toting satellite is about to reach an asteroid

On Wednesday – probably, hopefully – the Japanese satellite Hayabusa2 will become the third spacecraft to ever orbit an asteroid.

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Individuals would get right to take polluters to court under new EPA laws

Individuals would get right to take polluters to court under new EPA laws

Community groups and individuals will be able to ‘sue’ polluters in the courts under huge new changes to the state’s aging environment laws.

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Watch this fish regrow its spinal cord - in real-time

Watch this fish regrow its spinal cord - in real-time

The zebrafish lies still under the microscope’s lens, its spinal cord neatly severed, paraplegic. Within two days the fish has fixed itself, and swims away.

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Key dementia treatment doesn't work - but keep doing it anyway

Key dementia treatment doesn't work - but keep doing it anyway

Exercise does nothing to treat dementia, a new study indicates, possibly striking out one hope for fighting the disease.

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'Franken-duck' venom holds hopes for diabetes treatment

'Franken-duck' venom holds hopes for diabetes treatment

Sometimes you find beauty in the strangest places. Like tucked in the heel of a horny platypus.

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Brain study shows you like hot chips even if you believe you don't

Brain study shows you like hot chips even if you believe you don't

What would you prefer: a bowl of oats sweetened with honey, or a cone of french fries? It doesn’t really matter. Your brain wants the fries.

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Here's where our space program will succeed – or fail

Here's where our space program will succeed – or fail

The money's scarce but on sheer will and cutting-edge science, Australia's space agency may just take-off.

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Not just a pop up store: Melbourne cafes where you toast your own bread

Not just a pop up store: Melbourne cafes where you toast your own bread

For years, a small circle of locals have been regularly coming to a cafe in Fitzroy, drawn by an opportunity they can get at almost no other establishment.

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Op shops face tide of waste as online sales see value of donations dip

Op shops face tide of waste as online sales see value of donations dip

Every night, piles of waste are dumped on the doorsteps of Victoria’s 650-odd op shops. It costs millions to recycle it or send it to the tip.

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Bacteria have made a home in your bladder. What do they do?

Bacteria have made a home in your bladder. What do they do?

New research done in Melbourne could revolutionise the way urinary tract infections are treated.

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