Inside the Minds of Animals (Science)

Science is revealing just how smart other species can be — and raising new questions about how we treat them


Engines of Growth (China)

China is hoping that massive investment in its railway system will speed up development of its interior, give it a competitive edge over other major economies and bring in even more export earnings


Russia's Long War

Unlike Western nations confronting terrorism in their midst, the Kremlin has little time for legal niceties and human rights as it deals with an Islamist insurgency. But does brutality work?