GREATER CHACO, NEW MEXICO—Not even the most sacred sites in the New Mexican desert can escape the claws of the oil and gas industry. Throughout Navajo Nation lands on the outskirts of the 30,000-acre Chaco Culture Historical Park, metal mechanisms buzz and rattle as they penetrate the earth to extract fossil fuels…
On Monday, New Mexicans are gathering for a rally and public hearing about the future of the state’s educational science standards. The latest conflict over how to teach critical topics like climate change and evolution, it is part of a nationwide political and ideological saga as states slowly adopt Next Generation…
Should you find yourself inside a black hole, you will die. Should you find yourself near a black hole, you will also die. Aside from the fact that these massive, light-trapping monsters are impossible to reach on human timescales, there are simply not many ways to measure the plasma surrounding them without dying or…
A new test developed by scientists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico can potentially alter what we know about the nuclear tests done as a part of the Manhattan Project.
If you build it, the space tourists will come. That was the promise to the taxpayers of New Mexico back in 2009 when Spaceport America broke ground. Seven years and roughly $220 million later, New Mexico has little to show for it. And now the private space facility is asking for even more money.
Remember that story of how Atari buried a bunch of their games in a landfill, and how they were rediscovered last year? Now, some of the recovered cartridges have sold for over $100,000.
Wild West buffs, aspiring outlaws, and diehard Young Guns fans with $545,000 and the urge to live in Lincoln, New Mexico now have the chance to snap up a home that was once used as a hideout by Billy the Kid.
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.
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!
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!
The postcard today is primarily an atavistic vacation novelty, but prior generations used these paper rectangles to convey a whole host of emotions.
In 1995, New Mexico state senator Duncan Scott was getting aggravated by the number of psychologists and psychiatrists being used as expert witnesses in legal trials. To protest this perceived overuse of psychiatric professionals, Scott tacked the following protest amendment onto a bill:
Check out the latest installment in photographer Dustin Farrell's three-part Landscapes series, a collection of jaw-dropping time-lapse videos of the southwestern United States.
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.
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…
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?