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World's oldest art under threat from cement mining in Indonesia

Hunting scene dated to 40,000 years ago ‘crumbling before our eyes’, say scientistsThe oldest known figurative paintings in the world, located near a cement mine in Indonesia, are under threat from industry, scientists have warned.In December, cave paintings depicting a hunting scene in the Indonesian island of Sulawesi were dated to at least 40,000 years ago. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Environment, World news, Asia Pacific, Archaeology, Sulawesi


'Bali's been through a lot': holiday island's tourism industry hit by coronavirus fears

Hotel bookings plummet by 40,000 in recent weeks as ban on incoming flights from China bites local businessesThe idyllic holiday island of Bali has been hit by the ripple effect of the coronavirus crisis, with tourism plummeting and suggestions it “does not have the capacity” to treat patients if they become sick.Indonesia, the largest country in south-east Asia, claims to have no cases of coronavirus, but according to the Bali’s tourism board, there have been around 40,000 cancellations of hote...
Tags: Asia, Science, Bali, Indonesia, China, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Antara, Coronavirus outbreak


Tropical Cyclone Esther likely to develop near Australia in the coming week

Following Uesi, which remained well east of Australia earlier in February, the next tropical cyclone to develop will most likely be closer to home.The potential exists for at least one tropical system to develop near Australia will increase in the coming days, threatening northern parts of the country.Should the likely storm become a named tropical system by the Australia Bureau of Meteorology, it would gain the name Esther."The environment on the northern end of Australia is conducive for the d...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Australia, Queensland, Western Australia, Accuweather, Northern Territory, Darwin, Esther, Nicholls, Bureau of Meteorology, Australia Bureau of Meteorology, Gulf of Carpentaria, Greater Sunda Islands, Borroloola, Carpentaria


Academic stands by research querying Indonesia's claim to be coronavirus-free

Harvard professor Marc Lipsitch says world’s fourth most populous country may have missed casesCoronavirus - latest updatesA Harvard academic has defended research suggesting a possible underreporting of coronavirus cases in Indonesia, following fierce criticism from the health minister in the world’s fourth most populous country, which insists it has no cases.Professor Marc Lipsitch analysed air traffic out of the Chinese city at the centre of the outbreak in China and suggested in a report las...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, China, World news, Harvard, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global Health, Marc Lipsitch, Terawan Agus Putranto, Coronavirus outbreak


For evolutionary study finds rare bats in decline, CCNY research

A study led by Susan Tsang, a former Fulbright Research Fellow from The City College of New York, reveals dwindling populations and widespread hunting throughout Indonesia and the Philippines of the world's largest bats, known as flying foxes.
Tags: New York, Science, Indonesia, The Philippines, City College, CCNY, Susan Tsang


Coronavirus: public buying protective suits causing shortages for emergency services – latest news

Total infections pass 30,000 as Wuhan whistleblower doctor dies and Singapore reports three new casesDoctor who blew whistle over virus dies‘Some idiot moaned about breakfast’: life in coronavirus quarantineShare your stories 4.29pm GMT There is growing concern that the new coronavirus may be going undetected in Indonesia, where officials have not confirmed a single case of infection among the 272 million-strong population despite the country’s close links to China, reports Rebecca Ratcliffe...
Tags: Apple, Asia, Hong Kong, Science, Indonesia, China, Singapore, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Foxconn, Wuhan, Rob Davies, Rebecca Ratcliffe, Coronavirus outbreak


Concerns coronavirus is going undetected in Indonesia

World’s fourth most populous country says it has no confirmed cases despite close links to ChinaThere is growing concern that the new coronavirus may be going undetected in Indonesia, where officials have not confirmed a single case of infection in the country of 272 million people which has close links to China.As of Thursday, Indonesia said it had no confirmed cases of the coronavirus, and that 238 people evacuated from Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak, had not shown symptoms or been teste...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, China, World news, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Wuhan, Coronavirus outbreak


The complex effects of colonial rule in Indonesia

The areas of Indonesia where Dutch colonial rulers built a huge sugar-producing industry in the 1800s remain more economically productive today than other parts of the country, according to a study co-authored by an MIT economist.
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Mit


Photos and videos show officials in hazmat suits spraying passengers with mist as they arrive in Indonesia amid coronavirus scare

Around 245 people who flew from Wuhan, China to Batam, Indonesia were sprayed by officials in hazmat suits before being sent to isolation.
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Wuhan China, Batam Indonesia


Massive and malodorous – world's biggest flower found

A 111cm-wide Rafflesia was recently discovered but these giants are in dangerThe largest single flower ever recorded was found recently in Sumatra, Indonesia, measuring a reported 111cm (3.64ft) across. This was a specimen of Rafflesia tuan-mudae and beat the previous largest flower record of 107cm for Rafflesia arnoldii, also in Sumatra.Rafflesia is not only a giant flower, but it has no leaves, stems or proper roots. It cannot photosynthesise and instead sucks the food and water out of a parti...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, World news, Asia Pacific, Plants, Sumatra Indonesia, Rafflesia, Sumatra Rafflesia


Team led by NUS avian researcher discovered 10 new bird taxa in Wallacea

A research team led by Associate Professor Frank Rheindt from the National University of Singapore found five bird species and five subspecies new to science in three small island groups off Sulawesi, Indonesia. The islands are situated in Indonesia's Wallacea region, an archipelago at the interface between the Oriental and Australian biogeographical realms, named after Sir Alfred Wallace.
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Nus, National University Of Singapore, Sulawesi Indonesia, Wallacea, Frank Rheindt


Indonesia Turns to Weather Control to Stop Rains Amidst Deadly Floods

The Indonesian capital of Jakarta experienced some of the worst flooding in nearly a decade as the new year began this week. At least 43 people have died and nearly 400,000 have been left displaced. Read more...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Flooding, Jakarta, Cloud Seeding, Weather Control, This Doesnt Sound Too Good


Biggest bloom: 'world's largest' flower spotted in Indonesia

Indonesian conservationists say they've spotted the biggest specimen ever of what's already been billed as one of the world's largest flowers. The giant Rafflesia tuan-mudae -- a fleshy red flower with white blister-like spots on its enormous petals -- came in at a whopping 111 centimetres (3.6 foot) in diameter. "This is the largest Rafflesia tuan-mudae that has ever been documented," said Ade Putra at the Agam Conservation Agency in Sumatra.
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Ade Putra, Agam Conservation Agency


New study identifies last known occurrence of Homo erectus

Scientists have identified the last known occurrence of Homo erectus--in Central Java, Indonesia between 117,000 and 108,000 years ago. An ancient ancestor of modern humans that lived in the Pleistocene era, Homo erectus first appeared approximately 2 million years ago.
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Homo


Meet the Scientists Trying to Save Indonesia's Critically Endangered Orangutans

If you were asked to list the skillset needed to work in orangutan conservation, you might not think to jot down accomplished marksman. But that’s high on the list of job requirements for a unique band of conservationists working in the forests of Borneo.Read more...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Conservation, Palm Oil, Deforestation, Borneo, Orangutans, Sumatra, Borneo Read


Boeing Halts 737 MAX Production

Boeing will halt production on its infamous 737 MAX plane nine months after authorities grounded the passenger airliner following crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia that took 346 lives.Read more...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Airplanes, Ethiopia, Boeing, Boeing 737 MAX, 737 Max


A 44,000-year-old mural is now the oldest example of humans telling stories with pictures. Take a look at the epic hunt it shows.

A 44,000-year-old mural depicts human-like creatures hunting local pigs and buffalo in Indonesia. It's our oldest example of picture storytelling.
Tags: Science, Indonesia


The sixth mass extinction has already claimed its first victims: Humans

Nine human species walked the Earth 300,000 years ago. Now there is just one. The Neanderthals, Homo neanderthalensis, were stocky hunters adapted to Europe’s cold steppes. The related Denisovans inhabited Asia, while the more primitive Homo erectus lived in Indonesia and Homo rhodesiensis in central Africa. Several short, small-brained species survived alongside them: Homo naledi in South Africa, Homo luzonensis in the Philippines, Homo floresiensis (“hobbits”) in Indonesia, and the mysterious ...
Tags: Startups, Asia, Europe, Science, Indonesia, Earth, World, Homo, Syndication, Homo rhodesiensis, South Africa Homo, Philippines Homo, Red Deer Cave People in China Given


Manta Rays and Whale Sharks Are Consuming a Staggering Amount of Plastic

Manta rays and whale sharks are among the largest filter-feeding fishes on the planet. To power their bulk, they sieve massive quantities of plankton out of the water. But new research off the coast of Indonesia suggests their meals come with an unwanted garnish: an alarming amount of plastic waste .Read more...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Ocean Plastic, Plastic Pollution, Manta, Whale Sharks, Manta Rays


Indonesia's food supply is being contaminated by imported plastics

An eye-opening report reveals how low-grade plastics are burned as fuel, poisoning the surrounding soil and air.
Tags: Science, News, Indonesia


How China Is Helping Drive Deforestation in Brazil and Indonesia

This has been a watershed year for tropical forests—and not in a good way. Massive fires have burned through hundreds of thousands of acres of rainforests in Indonesia and Brazil. The result is huge uptick in greenhouse gas emissions due to carbon being released from not only trees, but also degraded carbon-storing…Read more...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, China, Brazil, Forest Fires, Tropical Forests


FAA Says Pilots Complained of 'Egregious' Issues With 737 Max In Messages Boeing Withheld

The Federal Aviation Administration has accused Boeing of withholding an exchange between two employees showing their concerns about the 737 Max’s malfunctioning automated system a full two years before crashes occurred in Ethiopia and Indonesia that killed a total of 346 people.Read more...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Flight, Airplanes, Ethiopia, Faa, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Boeing 737 MAX, 737 Max


Indonesia's new capital to be decided this year: minister

Indonesia will decide the site of its new capital this year with the aim of it being ready by 2024, a minister said Wednesday. The decision to move the capital from megacity Jakarta came about two weeks ago after President Joko Widodo approved the long-mooted plan. The government is finalising studies so they can decide this year and start the groundbreaking project in 2021, urban planning minister Bambang Brodjonegoro said.
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Joko Widodo, Jakarta, Bambang Brodjonegoro


Boeing Jet Sales Have Tanked in the Wake of 737 Max Crashes

After two crashes in the Java Sea near Indonesia and Ethiopia involving Boeing’s 737 Max line of passenger jets killed a total of 346 people, sales of 737 Max models have plummeted, CNN reported on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Air Travel, Safety, Indonesia, Cnn, Airplanes, Ethiopia, Aviation, Airlines, Boeing, Boeing 737 MAX, 737 Max, Lion Air crash, Air Disasters, Ethopian Airlines Crash


US is hotbed of climate change denial, major global survey finds

Exclusive: Out of 23 big countries, only Saudi Arabia and Indonesia had higher proportion of doubters Donald Trump refers to temperature change as he announces his decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement in 2017. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters The US is a hotbed of climate science denial when compared with other countries, with international polling finding a significant number of Americans do not believe human-driven climate change is occurring. A total of 13% of Americans ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, New York, Science, London, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, China, Germany, Global, US, Earth, Labour, Paris, Poland


Surprise! New Poll Shows Americans Lead the Developed World in Climate Change Denial

America: Land of the free, home of the brave, and kingdom of deniers. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, but a new poll has found that climate denial is thriving in the United States. In fact, the only countries that deny climate change harder than America are Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.Read more...
Tags: Usa, Science, Indonesia, America, United States, Climate Denial, Saudi Arabia Read, We Truly Suck


Off the Coast of Portugal, the Earth's Crust Might Be Peeling in Two

In 1969, a giant earthquake off the coast of Portugal kicked up a tsunami that killed over a dozen people. Some 200 years prior, an even larger earthquake hit the same area, killing around 100,000 people and destroying the city of Lisbon.Two earthquakes in the same spot over a couple hundred years is not cause for alarm. But what puzzled seismologists about these tremors was that they began in relatively flat beds of the ocean -- away from any faults or cracks in the Earth's crust where tect...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Earth, Vienna, Portugal, Kathmandu, National Geographic, Lisbon, European Geosciences Union General Assembly, National Geographic This, Ocean Hidden Beneath Earth, San Francisco Earthquake Nepal


US is hotbed of climate change denial, international poll finds

Out of 23 countries, only Saudi Arabia and Indonesia had higher proportion of doubters Donald Trump refers to temperature change as he announces his decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement in 2017. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters The US is a hotbed of climate science denial when compared with other countries, with international polling finding a significant number of Americans do not believe human-driven climate change is occurring. A total of 13% of Americans polled in a 23-...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, New York, Science, London, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, China, Germany, Global, US, Earth, Labour, Paris, Poland


Russia to investigate whether pilot error caused fiery emergency landing that killed 37

Investigators are looking into whether the pilots are to blame for the fiery emergency landing of an airliner in Moscow on Sunday that killed 41 of the 78 people on board.  Kommersant newspaper reported that the investigative committee and international aviation committee considered pilot error to be the “leading explanation” for the tragedy after a Russian-made Sukhoi Superjet 100 was struck by lightning.  Meanwhile, RBC newspaper quoted sources saying the investigation was examining Aeroflot a...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Mexico, France, China, Russia, Moscow, Rbc, Kommersant, Murmansk, Aeroflot, Safran, Avia, Sukhoi, Sheremetyevo, Gusarov


Russia investigates whether pilot error to blame for fiery landing that killed 37

Investigators are looking into whether the pilots are to blame for the fiery emergency landing of an airliner in Moscow on Sunday that killed 41 of the 78 people on board.  Kommersant newspaper reported that the investigative committee and international aviation committee considered pilot error to be the “leading explanation” for the tragedy after a Russian-made Sukhoi Superjet 100 was struck by lightning.  Meanwhile, RBC newspaper quoted sources saying the investigation was examining Aeroflot a...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Mexico, France, China, Russia, Moscow, Rbc, Kommersant, Murmansk, Aeroflot, Safran, Avia, Sukhoi, Sheremetyevo, Gusarov



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