Paleontologists Discover a Swimming Dinosaur

In Mongolia’s Gobi Desert, scientists discovered the bones of a previously unknown dinosaur species, Natovenator polydontus, the first and only dinosaur found that had specific adaptions suited for swimming. Hailing from prehistoric Mongolia about 71 million years ago, the Natovenator was a “many-toothed hunting swimmer” that measured around a foot long. A relative of the Velociraptor and other sharp-toothed predators, the new species has distinct traits—like …

Word of Mouth: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

From cocktails to coffee, records, live music and more, this city is seeing a resurgence that’s uniquely respectful to Mongolian culture

When many people think of Mongolia, they think of Genghis Khaan, the endless steppe and nomadic herders living in yurts (or gers, in Mongolian). But there’s also an incredibly creative, vibrant and dynamic new generation of Mongolians shaping this often misunderstood country. The capital city Ulaanbaatar is brimming with venues where world-class musicians perform, bars serving incredible cocktails and stores full of inspiring designs. The …

Arc’teryx’s Solution for a Pollution Crisis in Mongolia

Developing a simple insulation concept could help improve Ulaanbaatar's air quality

Presented in partnership with Arc'teryx

Arc’teryx products are highly respected for their thoughtful features, trustworthiness, and incredible performance—even in the harshest of conditions. Beyond producing garments for adventure-ready folks to wear, Arc’teryx is also committed to developing materials, and using them in realms beyond apparel. A team of designers, they’re also innovators, makers, outdoor-lovers, and problem-solvers. It makes sense then, that Arc’teryx‘s design team was thrilled to receive an invitation …