Dinosaur Bones, Calamity and Gear: Exploring the Gobi Desert

An epic Mongolian adventure with Infiniti and The Explorers Club

After the sixth hour of a biblical sandstorm, we’re feeling fairly confident about the $1,800 Hilleberg tent that we’re huddled inside—especially considering the rest of the campsite blew down hours ago. During the desert storm, two members of our expedition were injured and needed to be evacuated: one suffered a concussion, the other a scorpion sting. So while it’s the middle of the night, we’re …

Mongolia’s New Postal System

The Mongol post has several hurdles to jump over in order to deliver mail: a quarter of the country’s population is nomadic, roads rarely have well-known names, and the country is huge but barely populated (it’s twice the size of Texas but has a tenth of the state’s population). Now the Mongolian government is teaming up with a British start-up called What3Words in an attempt …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Lego Simpsons, Earth's new twin planet, a 13-year-old eagle huntress and more in our weekly look at the web

1. Vein$ Fingerprints aren’t the most secure passwordas any decent crime film shows, you leave them everywhere. Vein geometry, however, has been shown to be just as unique as fingerprintseven differing in twinsand could be a safer alternative. Palm-vein scanners have already been produced, and even integrated in laptops; the future has already arrived at Sweden’s Lund University, where a student has developed a vein …