Across the Great Divide (Cover | The Gender Gap)

Scientists know that male and female brains function differently — but how does society act on those differences?

Taking Exception (Cover | The Gender Gap)

Why Icelandic schoolgirls outperform boys in math


He's All Ears (Europe | Email From Air Force One)

Bush came to Europe to listen — and did. But he didn't like everything he heard

Winner Takes All

E.U. governments hope that rushing the new constitution to a vote will ensure its success


A Pageant With a Purpose (Africa | Letter From Botswana)

These beauties dance, smile and pose on the catwalk — and they all live with HIV. A letter from the Miss Stigma Free pageant


The Dark Master (Arts | Painting)

A London show reveals Caravaggio's dark genius


History Repeats (Middle East | Iran)

With Bam's scars far from healed, another quake has visited destruction on Iran. Scientists fear worse to come


Unwelcome Return (Notebook | Israel)

A new suicide bombing puts the commitment to peace under strain