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Hey, Jon Stewart, Your Roots Are Showing

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 04.27.2013 | Celebrity
Megan Smolenyak

His forebears have held one of the more eclectic mélange of jobs I've seen, including taxi driver, fruit and vegetable peddler, furrier, shoe store proprietor, and window cleaner.

Be Mine, Except in International Development

Ming Holden | Posted 04.13.2013 | Impact
Ming Holden

Valentine's Day is upon us, and those little candy hearts pervasively sugaring the public sphere with the words "Be Mine!" got me thinking recently about the possessive language we use to describe love.

Support One of the World's Last Nomadic Cultures

Nina Wegner | Posted 02.16.2013 | Impact
Nina Wegner

Mongolia is still a land where wind whips through horses' manes as they race across a terrain of rolling green pastures. Herders roam the steppe, in tune with the seasons. But a lot of that is about to change.

Photo Essay: Postcards From the Second Most Air Polluted City in the World

Nina Wegner | Posted 02.11.2013 | Green
Nina Wegner

It's coming on winter, and Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia, is making its annual transformation into the second most air polluted city in the world.

World Bank's New Climate Strategy: Don't Call It a Coal Plant!

Justin Guay | Posted 02.09.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

Looking for ways the World Bank may actually make this better? It's quite obvious: The project's contract explicitly requires a coal plant after four years. Why bother to analyze low carbon alternatives if you are contractually obliged to build a coal plant?

How I Finished My Holiday Shopping Early

Vern Yip | Posted 01.26.2013 | Impact
Vern Yip

A couple of months ago I had the opportunity to see UNICEF's work firsthand in Mongolia, where many children face adult-sized challenges.

Mongol Rally: The Adventure That Wasn't By The Book

Leon Logothetis | Posted 12.01.2012 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

I ignored my mother's pleas and started a journey into the unknown. I hoped it would inspire people along the way: For each mile we drove in our Daihatsu Terios, we donated a book to an underprivileged child through First Book. 10,000 miles. 10,000 books. That was the goal.

Like a Hummingbird -- From Chile to Mongolia

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 11.27.2012 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Increased cross-learning and cooperation among developing countries has been a remarkable feature of the global economy in recent decades.

PHOTOS: 5 Amazing Mongolian Experiences

Viator | Posted 11.19.2012 | Travel
Viator

In the far reaches of western Mongolia in the Altai mountain range, the nomadic Kazakhs depend on golden eagles to hunt wildlife for sustenance.

The Hidden Champions of Low-Income Banking

Tilman Ehrbeck | Posted 11.13.2012 | Impact
Tilman Ehrbeck

Over the past few years, the concept of microcredit -- providing working capital loans to micro-entrepreneurs typically in the informal economy -- has come under scrutiny.

Globalization Comes to Mongolia

Mark Juergensmeyer | Posted 11.13.2012 | World
Mark Juergensmeyer

It has been 20 years since I've been in Mongolia, the large country of high desert plains sandwiched between China and Russia, and a lot has changed. Some of it is for the better, a lot of it for the worse. And much of it has to do with globalization.

PHOTOS: A First Trip To Mongolia

Charlotte Temple | Posted 11.06.2012 | Travel
Charlotte Temple

After many hours in flight -- more than 22 from Boston! -- I finally arrived at the capital of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar. To my surprise, it was a bustling, very Western looking capital with all the cars, traffic, restaurants and high-end shops one would see anywhere in the world.

Florida Fossils Dealer Seeks Dinosaur's NY Return

AP | Posted 08.21.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK — A Florida fossils dealer whose dinosaur was seized by the U.S. government so it could be given to the government of Mongolia wants it bac...

Track Records: Ankle Bone Shooting And Wrestling At Mongolia's Naadam

Benedict Cooper | Posted 10.02.2012 | Travel
Benedict Cooper

Not that you could call Ulaanbaatar a dyed-in-the-wool Asian city. You can feel the Russian presence even though Mongolians are fiercely proud of their independence.

Track Records: The Trans-Mongolian Blues

Benedict Cooper | Posted 09.30.2012 | Travel
Benedict Cooper

I chose to not risk oversleeping in Irkutsk by staying up and drinking beer in Harat's Pub near the hostel with a chatty boxing trainer who shared his chicken wings.

10,000 Miles. 10,000 Books. One Amazing Adventure.

Leon Logothetis | Posted 07.17.2012 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

The aim was to drive from England to Mongolia. The reality was that I found myself lying on a hospital bed in a distant land. A broken collarbone and bruised ego in tow. Violent car crashes can sometimes do that to you. But this year I am trying again.

Tradition 'Wrestles' With Modernity at Mongolia's Naadam Festival

Nina Wegner | Posted 09.15.2012 | Impact
Nina Wegner

In our efforts to research the effects of globalization on Mongolia's traditional culture, we've found ourselves here this afternoon to record one of Mongolia's centuries-old surviving traditions.

Rare Wild Horses Fly To Natural Habitat

AP | Posted 07.16.2012 | World

PRAGUE -- The Prague Zoo is sending four more rare wild horses to Mongolia, part of its efforts to reintroduce the endangered species to its native ha...

China's Top Paper Slams Clinton

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2012 | World

BEIJING, July 12 (Reuters) - China's top newspaper slammed U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday for comments she made lauding democra...

Dino Skeleton Now In Secret Location, Seized By Feds

Posted 06.23.2012 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, Live Science Senior Writer Published: 06/22/2012 03:34 PM EDT on LiveScience NEW YORK — Federal agents took possession of a di...

U.S Intervenes In Dinosaur Skeleton Tug Of War

Posted 06.19.2012 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 06/19/2012 10:06 AM EDT on LiveScience The United States Attorney's office has intervened in...

U.S. Government Enters International Fight For Tyrannosaurus

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2012 | Weird News

By Marice Richter (Reuters) - U.S. authorities said on Wednesday they expect this week to seize a 70-million-year-old dinosaur skeleton...

Dispute Over Dinosaur Skeleton Gets More Complicated

Posted 06.08.2012 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 06/08/2012 08:13 AM EDT on LiveScience NEW YORK — A dinosaur skeleton auctioned in May h...

Foreign Leader Joins Battle Over Dinosaur Skeleton

Posted 05.24.2012 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 05/24/2012 08:12 AM EDT on LiveScience A fossilized dinosaur that was once at the top of i...

'River Monsters': Ninjas Attack!

Posted 05.14.2012 | TV

"River Monsters" (Sun., 10 p.m. ET on Animal Planet) host, biologist and extreme angler Jeremy Wade, frequently flirts with danger on his quest to fin...