Tons of tumbleweeds invade and bury city near Roswell, New Mexico

Clovis—a New Mexico town northeast of Roswell—has been devoured by The Tumbleweeddom. Resident Lee Cassidy said that "it looked like a herd of cows coming... the tumbleweeds were just rolling in here." And indeed they rolled, burying streets and homes under piles over 8 feet high. The scenes are surreal. » 2/01/14 5:39am 2/01/14 5:39am

Find Inner Peace In Your Own Private Meditation Cavern

Yoga studios are nice, but what about the pretentious people and their greasy mats—not to mention all the see-through pants and all the farts? What you really need is your own private meditation cavern in the New Mexico desert. In fact, maybe you need two! » 12/03/13 2:00pm 12/03/13 2:00pm

Curiosity Took an Earth Rock to Mars

In the 60s and 70s, America spent $109 billion on getting rocks from the Moon back to Earth*. In 2012, America spent a couple billions on moving an Earth's rock to Mars**. Moving rocks is a lot of fun! » 9/19/12 5:34am 9/19/12 5:34am

Why Would a Company Spend $200 Million to Build a 20-Mile Ghost Town…

New Mexico, where people go to cook Crystal Meth and disappear into the maw that isn't quite Mexico, is going to get another claim to fame: a brand new, $200 million 20-square mile city with no residents. A modern day ghost town. » 9/07/11 9:20am 9/07/11 9:20am

Armadillo Aerospace Fishbowl Spaceship Set for a 2010 Launch (Seriously)

Believe it or not, there's a company in New Mexico that has serious plans on the table to shoot this space tourist fishbowl into the sky by 2010. The design is a concept for now, but Armadillo Aerospace, with the blessing of the New Mexico government, hopes to build a working prototype by 2009. By 2010, the reusable… » 10/26/08 4:00pm 10/26/08 4:00pm

New Mexico to Build a Spaceport for Space Tourism

Apparently space travel for the common man is closer than we thought, at least according to one county in New Mexico. They've just approved a tax meant to pay for a spaceport, so I guess that means there's a need for a spaceport, right? » 4/06/07 2:40pm 4/06/07 2:40pm