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'We're horrified': Caterers embroiled in fatal listeria outbreak 'devastated'

'We're horrified': Caterers embroiled in fatal listeria outbreak 'devastated'

Family run food factory in Dandenong South closed as authorities warn thousands could be at risk after elderly woman dies of listeria.

  • by Joe Hinchliffe and Liam Mannix

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Elderly woman dies of listeria infection as authorities warn thousands at risk
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Elderly woman dies of listeria infection as authorities warn thousands at risk

A catering company that supplies Meals on Wheels has been shut down by the health department after a listeria outbreak was detected.

  • by Paul Sakkal and Liam Mannix
Scientists re-find thumb-sized giant bee dubbed the 'flying bulldog'

Scientists re-find thumb-sized giant bee dubbed the 'flying bulldog'

After carefully following the journal of a 19th century naturalist to a tiny Indonesian island, a team of researchers has rediscovered the world’s largest bee.

  • by Liam Mannix
It's black, tiny and far away. How was Neptune's 'phoenix' moon found?

It's black, tiny and far away. How was Neptune's 'phoenix' moon found?

It's no easy task finding a dark, 34-kilometre wide moon orbiting in the shadow of a huge planet 4 billion-odd kilometres away. But astronomers pulled it off

  • by Liam Mannix
Melburnians' recyclables dumped in landfill in dramatic escalation of crisis

Melburnians' recyclables dumped in landfill in dramatic escalation of crisis

Recycling material across Melbourne is being dumped in landfill as the crisis surrounding company SKM Services is set to drag into next week.

  • by Benjamin Preiss, Adam Carey and Liam Mannix
Buruli breaks records as flesh-eating ulcers seep into the suburbs
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Buruli breaks records as flesh-eating ulcers seep into the suburbs

Victoria’s Buruli ulcer epidemic continues to expand, with a record 340 cases of the flesh-eating-ulcer recorded last year

  • by Liam Mannix
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Best place to see tonight's supermoon? Williamstown beach, 8pm

Best place to see tonight's supermoon? Williamstown beach, 8pm

This evening, head west to get a good view of the best full moon of the year: the supermoon.

  • by Liam Mannix
Ancient hunting genes mean flies and humans are split into two tribes

Ancient hunting genes mean flies and humans are split into two tribes

Searching for a better option, rather than acting on impulse, may be controlled by a gene humans share with fruit flies, bees and worms, a new study has found.

  • by Liam Mannix
Universal flu vaccine a big step closer - but it will only help half of us
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Universal flu vaccine a big step closer - but it will only help half of us

The scientists leading a huge taskforce that includes a suite of Melbourne research institutions believe they have taken major steps towards the development of a universal flu vaccine, one that could last for up to 10 years.

  • by Liam Mannix
To fight dementia, government takes a moonshot ... on a pill

To fight dementia, government takes a moonshot ... on a pill

Until a couple of weeks ago, Tony Hughes hadn’t really noticed any differences, despite what the scans said.

  • by Liam Mannix
'Like winning lotto': the treatment that kills cancer in a few hours

'Like winning lotto': the treatment that kills cancer in a few hours

If you think of traditional radiation therapy as attacking cancer with a hammer, stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy is like taking to the tumour with a scalpel.

  • by Anthony Colangelo and Liam Mannix