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  1. Ignorance was always the biggest enemy as scientists raced to unravel the mystery virus

    Posted Feb 27th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez While health professionals battled to save hundreds of lives during the Sars outbreak in 2003, researchers were busy studying the emergence of the virus to determine what made it so deadly. On March 26, 2003, the University of Hong Kong's team of virologists determined that Sars was caused by a 'tricky' new coronavirus. Until Sars surfaced, ...

  2. Troubled waters

    Posted Oct 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the sea's potential remains guesswork. And what there is may prove tricky to get at. 'There are no reliable estimates of potential reserves,' notes the US Central Intelligence Agency, ...

  3. Free as a nerd

    Posted Feb 21st 2008, 12:00am by Annabel Walker

    ... done the typical famous pop star stuff,' she says, despite having a string of high-profile relationships with bad-boy stars such as trip hop maestro Tricky and drum'n'bass ...

  4. Clear the decks

    Posted Feb 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a period vessel has proved inspirational: he's now studying the construction of Chinese junks in the hope of building a modern replica. Restoring one would be tricky because junks were built ...

  5. Democracy? Well, this is Thailand

    Posted Feb 16th 2008, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... far, it amounts to one cheer for democracy. There would be a second cheer if Mr Samak can tread an honest line over the tricky questions of the bans on the Thai Rak Thai leaders and, more ...

  6. Exclusivity is everything

    Posted Feb 16th 2008, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... as a career,' he said. 'It was just a degree to get into life. To be a lawyer, you sometimes have to be a bit tricky, which is something I don't like, although studying law did help in a way, ...

  7. Yangtze ports hold key to future growth

    Posted Aug 24th 2009, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Nantong, Wuhan, Chongqing, Nanjing and Suzhou, achieving efficiency is a tricky undertaking. 'Yangtze ports are certainly not efficient enough,' said Tom Lau Ko-yuen, the deputy chairman ...

  8. Gangsta rock

    Posted Aug 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Kavita Daswani

    ... even had his glass eye replaced with a diamond one. 'He brought us a mould, we did it,' shrugs Baller. 'Some of the things we're asked to do get a bit tricky. We have ...

  9. Mainland offers profitable opportunities

    Posted Jan 11th 2008, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... banks was more likely to be taming inflation and considering intervention measures. 'There are some tricky issues in China, with bubbles in the stock and real estate markets,' Mr ...

  10. Risk doesn't always balance reward

    Posted Jun 07th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Alanson

    ... if the interest rate were 33 per cent, not 10 per cent. The tricky part about this analysis is, as I mentioned, that calculating option values is not simple. You could try asking the investment adviser ...




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