COVER

Why We Love (The Science of Romance)

Breeding is easy, but survival requires romance too. How our brains, bodies and senses help us find it

Marry Me (The Science Of Romance / Marriage)

Say yes, and you're in for more than love, children and a home. Better health and a longer life are part of the deal

Are Gay Relationships Different? (Science Of Romance / Gay Marriage)

Why gay couples have more equality and less tension at home--but still split up more often than straight pairs

Crazy Love (The Science Of Romance / Derangement)

Our partners may be obsessive, possessive, even dangerous. There's a reason we stick around — often at our own peril

We Just Clicked (The Science Of Romance / Matchmaking)

Online matchmaking sites in the U.S. are eyeing millions of singles in China, India and beyond. Will love translate?

LETTERS

ASIA

China's Perfect Storm

An unusually harsh series of storms paralyzes the nation's power and transportation networks, exposing the vulnerabilities of an economic juggernaut. Can the government cope with the crisis?

UNITED STATES

It's Their Turn Now (United States / Campaign '08)

'A friend told me this was impossible, that it's hopeless to try to organize students. Now he says, "Where do I sign up?"'

WORLD

Why the Surge Worked

A year after Bush sent 30,000 additional troops to Iraq, violence is down and al-Qaeda is in retreat. But the gains are still too fragile

GLOBAL BUSINESS

Proceed with Caution (World Economic Forum)

At Davos, the global élite seeks ways to navigate the threats that lie ahead

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

The First Comedy Strike (History)

Almost 30 years ago, comics like Jay and Dave staged a revolt. It changed everything