1931's Remote-Controlled Farm of the Future

The March 1931 issue of The Country Gentleman magazine included this advertisement for Timken bearings. With the bold headline "100 YEARS AHEAD" the ad promises that the farmer of the future may be unrecognizable — thanks to Timken bearings, of course. Our farmer of tomorrow wears a suit to work and sits at a desk… » 8/14/14 1:11pm 8/14/14 1:11pm

This Week's TV: A single oil rig causes all the volcanoes to erupt.…

Seriously, watch the 30-second trailer for Ring of Fire, in which two of J.J. Abrams' favorite actors discover that if this one volcano erupts... all of the world's biggest volcanos go! It's 30 seconds very well spent. Also, this week's TV includes Evil Selena Gomez, and Evil Elena Gilbert. And meet Emoticonnie, whose… » 3/11/13 12:28pm 3/11/13 12:28pm

We Talk To The Cast Of Breaking Bad About Science, Swearing, And Saul…

Tomorrow, the acclaimed "high school chemistry teacher turned meth kingpin" drama Breaking Bad returns for its final stretch of episodes. But at the San Diego Comic-Con today, the show's cast and creator Vince Gilligan were on hand to answer io9's most quasi-pressing questions. Here's what we learned. » 7/14/12 6:35pm 7/14/12 6:35pm

Should Stephen Colbert Get A Ticket For Taking Video Of A Guy Popping A…

On tonight's Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert told a personal story that elucidated everything that is right with America: on his way into work this morning, he captured a dude popping wheelies on his motor bike while driving through the Lincoln Tunnel. It's an amazing personal testament to all that is right with our… » 4/06/12 8:45am 4/06/12 8:45am