March 23, 2017 Rebecca MacLary

Enlarge / What’s all this gaming blather about Ryzen? Let us explain.Mark Walton reader comments 240 Share this story The response to AMD’s Ryzen processors with their new Zen core has been more than a little uneven. Eight cores and 16 threads for under $500 means that they’re unambiguously strong across…

March 23, 2017 Steven Avery

Enlarge / If it’s dark outside seemingly all the time, you must find ways to cope. reader comments 59 Share this story How do Scandinavians deal with long, dark winters? For Mosaic, Linda Geddes explores what this might teach us about the relationship between our moods and sunlight. The story…

February 15, 2017 Nicole Latta

Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images reader comments 3 Share this story Depictions of the future in books and film are usually influenced by what’s going on at the time, reflecting social malaise, impending armageddon, or economic anxieties. The robots in classic sci-fi usually resembled humans, as most authors assumed they would…