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Lost cities found beneath sands of the Sahara

Ruins from a long-lost civilization have been revealed beneath the desert sands of the Sahara. Evidence of the advanced Garamantes civilization had re…

Buried MiG-25 Foxbat Jet

While searching for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, US Forces found some pretty interesting things in the desert, like this MiG-25 Foxbat interceptor. It was hidden underground with its wings removed. Military personnel dug it up by hand in 2003 and transported the jet to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio for examination. Eventually, [...]

Alien life more likely on ‘Dune’ planets

Life in the universe may be most likely to exist on desert planets rather than Earth-like worlds. Up until now the search for life in our solar system…

Tree Art

Curtis Killorn is an artist that works with aged desert trees that have been dead for centuries and brings them to life again by making them into art installations. Check out his website for his future work and his plans for Burning Man 2011. Link -via Oriental Tiger

Accidental Western Scene Made From Water Stains

Greg In the Desert shot this photo of pier in Ohio where the water stains formed a sunset-styled western scene complete with a cowboy on his horse. Sometimes it’s amazing what coincidence can do. Link Via BoingBoing

Dinos of the Desert

Living in San Diego, I’m always shocked to find out just how many strange desert artworks there are within 100 miles of my home. It makes sense—the desert is a great place to put artwork. The land is cheap, and there’s little rain to damage the art. While I was already familiar with Salvation Mountain and [...]

Eight million mummified dogs excavated

A staggering eight million mummified dogs have been unearthed beneath the Egyptian desert. The dogs were found packed in to a labyrinth of tunnels, so…

Rubber

(YouTube link) Rubber is a French comedy/thriller that revolves around a murderous tire. RUBBER is the story of Robert, an inanimate tire that has been abandoned in the desert, and suddenly and inexplicably comes to life. As Robert roams the bleak landscape, he discovers that he possesses terrifying telepathic powers that give him the ability to destroy [...]

World’s first spaceport runway opens

The first ever commercial spaceport has opened its runway in the New Mexico desert. Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic will be operating flights from t…

Mad Max Reenactment

Apparently there’s a growing subculture of people who reenact scenes — including replica clothing and vehicles — from the 1979 Mel Gibson movie Mad Max. Think of it as a Highland games event, except with simulated violence instead of caber tossing competitions. Fans are getting together in the California desert next month for a big [...]