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Lawsuit seeks to block California desert water project

Environmental activists sued Tuesday to halt a plan to pump water from under the Mojave Desert and sell it to Southern California cities and counties. The lawsuit takes aim at … Click to Continue »

Sounds Right: Flat-Earther Plans To Launch Himself In Homemade Rocket To Prove Earth Isn't Spherical

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Geekologie

Darwin, stay awake for this one -- it should be good. California man "Mad" Mike Hughes soon plans on launching himself 1,800-feet above the Mojave Desert aboard a homemade steam-powered rocket (dear God) in an attempt to gather photographic evidence that proves the earth is flat. Show More Summary

Flat Earth Researcher Told He Can't Blast Himself Into The Sky At 800KM/H On Public Lands

61-year-old stuntman and amateur Flat Earth theory researcher "Mad" Mike Hughes, who planned to launch himself some 550m up at 800km/h in an untested homemade steam-powered rocket over the Mojave Desert ghost town of Amboy, California yesterday in some sort of gambit to prove the Earth is flat (spoilers. it's not), will not be doing any of that that this weekend. More »      

Flat-Earther Delays Launch In His Homemade Rocket, Saying 'It's Not Easy'

3 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

Mike Hughes had planned to launch himself Saturday over the Mojave Desert in a quest to prove the world is flat. But he didn't count on a federal agency's rejection — or a significant tech breakdown.

“No Difference Between Science & Science Fiction” Says Flat Earth Rocketeer

"Mad" Mike Hughes plans to fly a home made steam powered rocket over the Mojave Desert on November 25. If successful, his next goal is to fly high enough to take a photo proving the world is flat.

'I Don't Believe In Science,' Says Flat-Earther Set To Launch Himself In Own Rocket

3 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

"Mad" Mike Hughes plans to take the rocket built from salvaged metal on a flight across the Mojave Desert on Saturday. His stated mission: to overturn two millennia of scientific understanding.

Man plans to launch rocket to prove Earth is flat

Self-taught rocket scientist 'Mad' Mike Hughes plans to plans to hurtle over the ghost town of Amboy in the Mojave Desert as the first part of his flat-Earth space programme.

Teakettle Junction in California

About 20 miles down a bumpy, unimproved road in the Mojave Desert is a strange shrine of sorts. There, in a patch of earth known for its boiling temperatures, you’ll find a sign covered in kettles of all sizes, shapes, and colors that...Show More Summary

A Zine That Leans Into the Mojave Desert's Weirdness Is Now a Spooky Podcast

When Ken Layne self-published the first issue of The Desert Oracle in the spring of 2015, he never expected it to be read by anyone outside of the Mojave Desert. The small print quarterly, which explores strange phenomena ranging from the mythic (ghost towns and UFOs sightings) to the macabre...

Sierra Nevada Corp tests Dream Chaser spacecraft

Sierra Nevada Corp. says its Dream Chaser spacecraft had a successful free-flight drop test in the Mojave Desert during the weekend. The company tweeted photos of the craft gliding to … Click to Continue »

Months after childbirth, woman's vaginal bleeding leads to rare diagnosis

Barreling down an empty two-lane highway in California's southern Mojave Desert, Cindy Lupica told her husband through gritted teeth that she wasn't going to make it to the closest hospital, more than 20 miles away. Lupica, then 37, had seen her obstetrician that morning and knew their fourth child...

A Creepy Timelapse of a Magnificent Nighttime Journey Through Mojave Desert Ghost Towns

2 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Mojave Forsaken” is a creepy timelapse video by filmmakers Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinovi? that goes on a magnificent nighttime journey through ghost towns of the Mojave Desert. The new video is part of their SKYGLOW project, a photo book and video series focused on the night sky. Flanking the infamous Death Valley to the...

It's been 70 years since Chuck Yeager's historic flight — here's what it was like to break the sound barrier

On October 14, 1947, US Air Force Capt. Chuck Yeager flew a Bell X-1 experimental plane at Mach 1 some 40,000 feet over the Mojave Desert, becoming the first human to travel faster than the speed of sound. The journey to that flightShow More Summary

Painted Rocks in Barstow, California

Shields, castles, mottos, and mustangs adorn a mound of stones in the Mojave Desert. The pile of painted rocks represents United States Army units from various locations. They stand against an otherwise empty landscape (even the base is about six miles down the road). The pile is next to the main gate of the Fort Irwin National Training Center. Show More Summary

Mojave's magnificent Mitchell Caverns reopening after 6 years and a series of setbacks

Mitchell Caverns, a trio of geological delights in the Mojave Desert, will reopen Nov. 3 after more than six years and a series of setbacks.

Mojave Desert Caverns To Reopen Following Years Of Repairs

Mitchell Caverns is the only limestone cavern system in the California State Parks. [ more › ]

After years of closure, attacks by vandals and extensive repairs, the Mojave Desert's caverns are set to reopen

Mitchell Caverns will reopen in November, seven years after vandals plundered and damaged the Mojave Desert tourist attraction

DiS Goes Nomad: The Desert Daze 2017 Preview

We're off to the Mojave desert to watch some bands at Joshua Tree

CSUF professor’s multimedia work about desert gets NEA funding

Music professor Pamela Madsen has received $20,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts for her new multimedia oratorio, “There Will Come Soft Rains,” which combines music with images and sounds from the Mojave Desert. Madsen’s concert-length work will feature percussion, strings, orchestra, voices, video and electronics. Show More Summary

Cannabis company buying historic town of Nipton to develop 420-friendly resort

Nipton is one of a growing list of communities in the Mojave Desert and throughout California that are turning to cannabis to save them.

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