COVER

In Search Of The Real Google (Cover Story)

An inside look at how success has changed Larry and Sergey's dream machine. Can they still be the good guys while running a company worth $100 billion?

ASIA

Taking Heat

Though Úlites in Bangkok are angry with Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, support in the countryside means he's unlikely to lose power anytime soon

An Island on the Edge

Last-minute negotiations are the only thing that can save Sri Lanka from falling back into a bloody civil war

SCIENCE

Boosting Brain Fitness (Science and Society)

Mental exercise can indeed protect the brain against dementia, according to a survey of global research

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

On Darker Wings of Song (The Arts / Music)

New Zealander Bic Runga's latest album is a haunting mix of heartbreak, hope and nostalgia