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Short Science, June 16, 2013

Valentina Tereshkova

Palaeontologists have made the surprising evolutionary discovery that ancient fish may have had abdominal muscles, previously thought to have only developed in land animals.

Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 4:07am

Lion kings lose place in the sun

The legendary beauty Helen of Troy, who had many powerful admirers, is known as the 'face that launched a thousand ships' for her part in inciting the Trojan War.

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Suborics can make his mark for Cruz

Popular Austrian jockey Andreas Suborics has never ridden a winner for trainer Tony Cruz, but he gets the chance to break through in some style with Regency Luck in the feature SKOL Cup (1,200m) on the all-weather track this afternoon at Sha Tin.

In fact, Suborics has had just five rides for the Tony Cruz stable, with his best a third on Super Genki in January 2010.

9 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Thrill of the wild

Every summer, hordes of wildebeest, zebra and Thomson's gazelle gather in Tanzania's sprawling savannas. On nature's cue, they march resolutely northwards for neighbouring Kenya, putting on one of the greatest spectacles on Earth: the great migration.

18 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Stablemate takes advantage of Cheetah Boy's misfortune

Punters didn't forget to back Horse Galore as he ended the unbeaten run of stablemate Cheetah Boy on the all-weather track, but the knockout may have been more literal than figurative.

20 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Cheetah savours dirt to live up to early promise

A switch to the all-weather track has seen Cheetah Boy regain the form of his earliest days and the four-year-old landed trainer Me Tsui Yu-sak's 200th career winner in style.

16 May 2011 - 12:00am

Style meter


Shrunken suede jackets

A great transitional item for between seasons.

Jewelled trims

They can transform a simple tee into something chic and fabulous.

Ruffled leather

Gives a traditional winter fabric a light, spring look.

Giraffe print

18 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Whyte can get back in winning groove

Douglas Whyte has had a quiet couple of meetings since returning from a careless-riding suspension, but he is set for a change of fortune at Sha Tin today and appears a good bet at $2.70 in the Jockey Challenge.

6 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Cruz knew Cheetah Boy had the firepower to succeed first-up

Leading trainer Tony Cruz was supremely confident that his youngster Cheetah Boy would claim the first griffin race of the season, and jockey Weichong Marwing was just thankful to be aboard the American-bred three-year-old for what turned out to be a comfortable victory for the well backed $17.50 favourite.

22 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Style meter


Long belted dresses

Casual elegance at its best.

Cheetah print

A nice change from leopard.

Anya Hindmarch's nylon travel bags

Indispensable for the holidays and so chic.

Wool leggings

Who needs denim when wool is so much cosier. Try the styles at Club Monaco.

3 Jan 2010 - 12:00am


Be happy with what you have

Most of Hong Kong's teenagers are materialistic. They want to get the latest gadgets and fashion accessories so that they can show off in front of their friends.

For example, they're constantly changing mobile phones to keep up with the latest trends.

2 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Just being here is a triumph

Zimbabwe put home woes aside with uplifting performance

Just playing in Hong Kong represents a triumph for Zimbabwe. Now the Cheetahs are competing in the Bowl after a mixed bag of results that included a 21-5 win over South Korea and a 42-12 loss to Fiji yesterday.

30 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Ancient breed was built for speed

Greyhounds are the second-fastest accelerating animal on the planet. They can reach 72km/h in six strides. The cheetah is the fastest.

26 Aug 2007 - 12:00am


Ryan 'Catman' Brill extends a burly arm towards Robi the cheetah. Instantly, Robi flips onto his back. His paws flop and he wriggles ecstatically.

Now, it's my turn to participate in Canberra Zoo's 'meet a cheetah' experience. As I walk towards Robi, time slows to a crawl. He watches me through almond eyes and I wonder how it would feel to be pounced on.

28 Dec 2004 - 12:00am


National Geographic: Cheetahs - The Deadly Race

World, 10pm

17 May 2003 - 12:00am