Stem Cells: The Hope And The Hype

The debate is so politically loaded that it's tough to tell who's being straight about the real areas of progress and how breakthroughs can be achieved. TIME sorts it out


Get Ahead, Learn Mandarin (Cover Story)

China's economic rise means the world has a new second language—and it isn't English


China's Hotel Boom

China is tipped to become the world's top tourist destination, and foreign hotel chains are rushing to cash in


Research on Ice (Notebook)

New details of disgraced Korean geneticist Dr. Hwang Woo-suk's experiments emerge: cloned woolly mammoths, anyone?