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  1. 'Evolutionary cradle' of Ice Age mammals in Tibet

    Posted Sep 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alaska during ice ages, when the sea was as much as 100 metres or so lower than today. Although the extinction of Pleistocene beasts such as woolly mammoths and rhinos, great sloths ... yet found. The extraordinary find has led researchers to hypothesise that some giants such as woolly mammoths, great sloths and sabre-tooth cats may have evolved in highlands before the Ice ...

  2. Keep her sweet

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... fine sea salt 2 large eggs, at room temperature 40ml water 5ml vanilla extract 160 grams cake flour, sifted For the sugar syrup: 60ml boiling water 60 grams granulated sugar 15ml Grand Marnier or Cointreau (optional) For the filling: 300ml double cream, chilled 100ml cream, chilled About 30 grams granulated sugar, or to taste About 16 strawberries, or as needed For the icing and decoration: ...

  3. The unicorn of the sea

    Posted Aug 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... babies. Males can be 5 metres long and weigh up to 1,600kg. Females are usually 3.5 metres long and weigh around 1,000kg. They feed on fish, squid and shrimp, beneath the Arctic pack ice ... the mammals can dive to 1,500 metres below the surface of the sea. They can stay underwater for 25 minutes at a time. They sometimes make more than 15 dives a day. By the numbers Scientists think ...

  4. How would you keep cool this summer?

    Posted Jun 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... mat, cover my face with a wet towel and feel the sea breeze. Then, I will enjoy an ice-cold Cola or a delicious ice cream from the tuckshop. Together with swimming, it will be perfect. ... it in the fridge. The handkerchief will turn into an ice-cold mask. Close your eyes and put it on your face. Jenny Leung Chi-yan, 16, Immaculate Heart of Mary College I would dress in white when outdoors. ...

  5. Beijing pressure intense in South China Sea row

    Posted Sep 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Greg Torode chief Asia correspondent China's protests against international oil firms signing exploration deals with Vietnam in the disputed South China Sea were more extensive- ... and Chevron- as well as smaller firms such as Petronas of Malaysia, coming under pressure after striking deals with Hanoi. Some pulled out or put their exploration plans off southern Vietnam on ice ...

  6. Shipping magnate creates history

    Posted May 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... as the ice-breaking season and cargo can be generated two ways. Piracy is not the major factor in pursuing this, but it may be in future.' 21- The number of days the North Sea route takes compared ... foreign-registered ship to sail non-stop through the Arctic wastes to Asia. The Hong Kong-registered Nordic Barents, led by a Russian ice-breaking vessel, transported 40,140 tonnes of iron ore concentrate ...

  7. Wakey wakey

    Posted Aug 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to make- pour a shot of espresso over ice cream and you get not only a welcome jolt of caffeine, but a lovely contrast between the hot coffee and frozen ice cream, which melts slowly. I'll leave the espresso up to you, since everyone likes it their own way- but please don't use instant powder. However you make the espresso, serve it with one of these ice creams. Vanilla ice ...

  8. On the market

    Posted Jun 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Property: A house in Tai Po Road An extremely rare jumbo house in Tai Po with a 180-degree full sea view. The site area is approximately 61,742 square feet and the gross area is around ... by Cheung Kong (Holdings) and the MTR Corporation. The development is at Lohas Park station on the Tseung Kwan O MTR line. The 1,303 sq ft unit has sea and mountain views. The asking price is HK$7.5 ...

  9. Quay- Food Inspired by Nature

    Posted Aug 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... with comte-infused milk curd, roasted nuts and herb flours; salad of pink, red and golden beetroot with fig, goat's curd cylinder and truffle honey) and the sea (tapioca, mud crab and yuzu pearl ... and slow-cooked quail breasts with truffle custard, black pudding, pink turnips and milk skin; while heaven gives us fresh figs with fig leaf ice cream, granita and syrup; and mangosteens with lychee ...

  10. Channel hop

    Posted Aug 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... volume of A Song of Fire and Ice, novelist George R.R. Martin's seven-tome tale of kings and queens, realms and dynasties. The producers have plenty of fodder for the adaptation- Martin ...




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