• Mapping Swine Flu

    Thursday, Aug. 06, 2009

    The H1N1 virus is unpredictable, evolving and widespread. Declared a global pandemic in June, the flu is expected to stress U.S. schools, health-care systems and the economy this fall. A look at where it has spread so far—and who is vulnerable

  • How the Swine Flu Virus Works

    Thursday, Aug. 06, 2009

    H1N1 is an entirely new virus, but it still works the way past flus have—by invading the body cell by cell. The question is whether our immune systems can respond in time—and before the virus mutates

  • Michael Jackson's Life as Prodigy, Superstar and Jacko

    Friday, Jul. 03, 2009

    Michael Jackson began his life as a pop legend with his stand-out performance in The Jackson 5. Later, hits like "Thriller," and "Billie Jean" elevated him to international superstardom.

  • Preterm Birth Rates

    Wednesday, Jul. 22, 2009

    Preterm birth rates remain the highest in the U.S. in the South

  • Leading Causes of Death

    Thursday, Jul. 16, 2009

    At the world's current population, about 57 million people die each year. Smoking contributes to six of the top eight killers; snuff the butts, and you stop many of the deaths

  • The World at War and FDR's Key Decisions

    Wednesday, Jun. 24, 2009

    The U.S. was isolationist in the 1930s - a sentiment F.D.R. struggled to overcome. After war broke out, he helped the Allies when he could, but the U.S. officially remained on the sidelines until Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

  • The Fall of Detroit and Its Most Famous Rapper

    Friday, May. 29, 2009

    It's been a rough road for the Motor City and its native son, Eminem. GM and Chrysler have gone bankrupt, while the rapper's new album has flopped — despite a humiliating stunt at the MTV Movie Awards. A side-by-side look back at troubled pasts

  • A Video Roundtable on The Future of Capitalism

    Wednesday, May. 13, 2009

    With our economic world changing so rapidly, many writers and thinkers are looking at the roots of capitalism and how it must evolve. In the first of our series of TIME 100 roundtables we gathered a stellar cast of honorees to ponder the road ahead.

  • The People Behind The People

    Wednesday, Apr. 29, 2009

    An interactive look at the circles of influence for this year's TIME 100.

  • An Interactive Guide to the First 100 Days

    Monday, Apr. 27, 2009

    An interactive day-by-day look at President Obama's first 100 days. The dates below read from left to right; click to read more on a specific event.

  • American Thrift: A TIME Poll

    Wednesday, Apr. 15, 2009

    As the downturn digs in, TIME asked 1,000 Americans how they're feeling, where they're scrimping and what they see in the road ahead. From clipping coupons to raiding our 401(k)s, we're making big changes but still holding on to hope.

  • International Adoptions in Decline

    Thursday, Apr. 23, 2009

    With stricter requirements for prospective parents and tighter laws to crack down on illegal practices, international adoptions to the U.S. have fallen over 20% in the past five years, with some countries declining by nearly half.

  • A Brief History of Chinese Democracy

    Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008

    Critics joked we'd see actual democratic reform in China before we saw the long-awaited Guns n' Roses album. How close was it? Here's a head-to-head timeline

  • Six Degrees of Obama

    Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009

    What connects Barack Obama to every one of our previous Persons of the Year?

  • 5 Truths About Health Care in America (1)

    Friday, Nov. 21, 2008

    We're living longer, and TIME takes a look at what we're doing to make sure those extra years are healthy ones

  • You Have to Choose

    Thursday, Oct. 09, 2008

    Campaigns are hungry to win swing votes, but pinning them down isn't easy. Here's a look at who are swing voters and how they'll vote.

  • 50 American Wines

    Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008

    Joel Stein set out to taste one wine from all 50 states — a patriotic experiment to see if good wine can really be made anywhere. Here are his reviews with each wine rated as Excellent, Good, Bad or Undrinkable.

  • IndyMac: The Making of a Panic

    Thursday, Jul. 17, 2008

    IndyMac Bank, which buckled in July under the weight of the mortgage crisis, revived memories of the savings and loan debacle of the 1980s. Customers stood in line for days hoping they could get back whatever they had entrusted to Indymac.

  • 2008: Catholics' View of the Candidates

    Thursday, Jul. 03, 2008

    With the economy and Iraq topping voter concerns, abortion has receded into the political background. That puts Catholics up for grabs — and Obama is winning some converts.

  • The Clinton-Obama Divide

    Wednesday, Jun. 04, 2008

    Barack Obama may be the presumptive nominee, but as the final popular vote tally for the 2008 Democratic race shows, he has work to do in winning over Hillary Clinton's supporters—and entire regions of the country

  • The Flow of Money: Mapping World Remittances

    Monday, May. 05, 2008

    The money that immigrant workers send home — more than $240 billion in 2007 — plays a large role in the economies of developing nations. Here's the inflow and outflow of remittances worldwide, as a percentage of GDP.

  • How You Have Voted

    Thursday, Oct. 09, 2008

    With less than a month to go, John McCain and Barack Obama are jockeying for any advantage with voters. Here's a look at how the American public has voted in past presidential elections, showing margins of victory for individual demographic groups.

  • Animals Under Siege

    Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2009

    The earth supports amazing biodiversity, but much wildlife is coming under threat from one particularly successful species: us. Here's a look at our impact on the world's biodiversity.

  • The Physics of NASCAR

    Monday, Feb. 18, 2008

    The key to winning a NASCAR race is understanding the forces that impact the car — and how to cope with them. Here's a look at the physics of NASCAR's much vaunted Car of Tomorrow

  • The Toll of Iraq

    Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2007

    Except for a brief spike at the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, President Bush's approval rating has seen a steady decline that is clearly inversely related to the rise in the total death toll of U.S. forces serving in Iraq