Speedos, Computers, and Robot Butlers: Rural Living in the Future

Nothing sells the push-button leisure society of tomorrow better than a farmer with ample time to lounge. Or in this case, a rancher in a speedo, getting served a refreshing drink by a robot. Sure things may be difficult now, but when even farmers have plenty of leisure time and the majority of their work is… » 8/27/13 10:45am 8/27/13 10:45am

These Vivid Magenta Ponds Are the World's Largest Beta-Carotene Farm

Beta-Carotene, as far as I’ve known since I slogged through 8th grade Biology, is a pigment that gives sweet potatoes and carrots their color. But since it's used as a food dye and plenty of doctors recommend it as a supplement, it’s also the basis for a booming synthetic farming business—one we rarely see, since it’s… » 6/04/13 9:50am 6/04/13 9:50am