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Liam Mannix

Liam is Fairfax Media's science reporter

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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No experience needed: Pass this test and runway success could be yours

No experience needed: Pass this test and runway success could be yours

Take our practice test to see if you could be an air traffic controller. You either have the brain for it, or you don’t.

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Science relies on light. What about people who can't see?

Science relies on light. What about people who can't see?

A new artistic collaboration that is trying to make some of science’s most significant advances tangible for those with limited vision.

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Who owns the mystery Tulla land? Probably too many people to count

Who owns the mystery Tulla land? Probably too many people to count

Hundreds of people, possibly more, could own a slice of the mystery land at Melbourne Airport that could be worth a small fortune.

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Mystery owner of Tulla track will strike it rich - and it could be you

Mystery owner of Tulla track will strike it rich - and it could be you

Last registered to one of Melbourne's founders, the hunt is on for the current owner of two strips of land near Melbourne Airport .

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