Tuesday, March 5

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Fidel’s Heir

A profile of Hugo Chávez.

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When the Jihad Came to Mali

A history of how Tuareg separatists, jihadists seeking a “desert caliphate,” cigarette smugglers, and narcotraffickers have turned Northern Mali into “the globe’s most significant terrorist threat.”

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Chasing the Higgs

The people behind the search for the “God particle.”

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The Deluge

The impact of the oil and gas booms taking place all over the world, and our future on fossil fuels.

Monday, March 4

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Up All Night

The science of sleeplessness.

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Back on the Trail

A profile of former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford, who is running for office four years after his affair with an Argentine journalist became national news.

Sunday, March 3

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The Crime of His Childhood

Searching for answers 40 years after a Brooklyn man threw acid in the face of his 4-year-old neighbor.

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That’s Not A Droid, That’s My Girlfriend

On the development of companion robots in Japan.

Saturday, March 2

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The All-Stars of David

On the Israeli national baseball team.

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The Rubber Room

The battle over what to do with New York City’s worst teachers.

Friday, March 1

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How to Spend 47 Hours on a Train and Not Go Crazy

A journey on the Sunset Limited, which ferries people from Louisiana to California.