* The war on dengue fever.
* Three summers of stalemate in Afghanistan.
* Living in fear in Bagdhad.
* Economic crisis hits China.
* Six months after Cyclone Nargis devastated parts of Burma.
* The FCC is set to open the radio spectrum for internet access.
* A magnetic shield for spacefarers.
* The scientist who's specialty is extinction.
* Sex doesn't always sell: recession hits brothels.
* The AV Club interviews Paul Rudd.
* Best-selling author Michael Crichton passed away.