COVER

Great Expectations (Cover / Science)

How genes, gender, privilege and persistence all shape your will to succeed

BUSINESS

Nerves Of Steel

Lakshmi Mittal's bold bid for steelmaker Arcelor sent half of Europe into a frenzy. Inside a strikingly successful business model

OLYMPICS

Torino Gets Stoked (Olympics / Torino 2006)

The winter games show off Italy's Alpine capital, as well as a host of hot young stars of snow and ice

Close Encounters (Olympics / Torino 2006)

Olympians competing as pairs really connect. It can get very personal or very uncomfortable

No Short Memories (Olympics / Torino 2006)

Korean fans made death threats after his '02 win in Salt Lake City, but Ohno retains an edge

BRIEFING

Red Sea Tragedy (Notebook / Egypt)

Catalogue of errors implicated in Egypt ferry disaster which claimed more than 1,000 lives

DAVOS

Down from the Mountain (Global Agenda / Davos)

The few certainties of the post–cold war world are getting fewer

GLOBAL ADVISER

They'll Make You A Star (On Show)

Join Kate and Brad on the A-list — if only for a while — with a celebrity makeover

The River Wild (At Your Own Risk)

Extreme-sports fans head down to the Zambezi for the ride of their lives

Traveling Hopefully (Day Tripper)

A new exhibition at Oxford's Ashmolean Museum traces the history of the pilgrimmage

Quantity And Quality (Grapevine)

Slope off for oversized bottles of fine Bordeaux in an Austrian ski resort

Back To The Future (Amuse-Bouche)

Great meals of the past are coming to Britain's cool cuisine scene

MOVIES

A Real Crass Act

After nearly three decades, the rude and raucous Bronzés are again cavorting on the big screen

BOOKS