Tag: Indonesia

2018 Indonesia Earthquake That Killed 2,000 Traveled At 'Forbidden' Speed

The 7.5 magnitude earthquake that hit Indonesia in September 2018 killed more than 2,000 people. Researchers who studied this supershear event revealed why the quake was so powerful.

Earth/Environment February 5, 2019

14-Year-Old Indonesian Boy Claims To Have Laid Eggs Since 2015

A 14-year-old boy in Indonesia is baffling the medical community for laying multiple eggs for two years now. Doctors who have witnessed it have no idea what's happening.

Viral February 23, 2018

Indonesia Launches Vaccination Campaign To Fight Diphtheria Outbreak

Indonesia has started a campaign to vaccinate 8 million children and teenagers against diphtheria. There has been an outbreak of the bacterial infection in the nation since the beginning of the year.

Public Health December 11, 2017

Indonesian ‘Hobbit’ Not Related To Modern Humans' Ancestor But Instead Has African Origins: Scientists

Homo floresiensis fossils revealed the tiny hominid didn’t evolve from Homo erectus, as previously believed. The Indonesian ‘hobbit’ is not a malformed version of Homo sapiens either but is in fact related to a much-ancient species.

Ancient April 22, 2017

Missing Indonesian Man Found Inside A 20-Foot Reticulated Python

A young Indonesian farmer who had gone missing a day before fell victim to a reticulated python. West Sulawesi locals retrieved the man’s lifeless body from inside the enormous snake, discovered nearby his palm plantation.

Animals March 29, 2017

Cruise Ship Destroys Indonesian Coral Reef: How Sea Vessels Damage Marine Life And Ecosystems

A UK cruise ship's destruction of pristine coral reefs on Raja Ampat in Indonesia calls for action that goes beyond compensation. It reminds of the need to develop ways to prevent massive destruction of coral reefs by similar incidents in the future.

Earth/Environment March 15, 2017

UK Cruise Ship Crashes Into Coral Reefs Off Indonesia, Recovery Of Marine Life Expected To Take Decades

The MS Caledonian Sky damaged 17,222 square feet of coral reefs in Raja Ampat in Indonesia last March 4 as it ran across them at low tide. The affected reefs are estimated to recover in a matter of decades.

Earth/Environment March 14, 2017

WATCH: Appalling Video Of Sun Bears Begging For Food At Bandung Zoo, Indonesia

In a heartbreaking video uploaded on YouTube by Scorpion Wildlife Trade Monitoring Group, the starving sun bears of Bandung Zoo, Indonesia can be seen begging for food and eating their own excrement.

Animals February 7, 2017

Of Mackerel And Volcanoes: Researchers Say Past Environmental Catastrophes Offer Insight Into Today’s Climate Change Issues

A new study has highlighted that there are historic lessons to be learned in tackling climate change as evident in the winter caused by Indonesia’s Tambora volcanic eruption 200 years ago and the way the fisheries sector handled it.

Earth/Environment January 23, 2017

Biggest Exposed Fault On Earth Documented: Geologists Figure Out How The Indonesia’s Banda Detachment Fault Formed

A team of Australian geologists has detected Earth’s biggest exposed fault known as Banda Detachment in eastern Indonesia. It explains the long abyss formed under the Pacific Ocean and the reason for huge sea depths at Weber Deep.

Earth/Environment November 30, 2016

Big Earthquakes Occur Where Faults Are Mostly Flat: Study

A new study has said the biggest earthquakes happened on faults that were mostly flat. It debunked previous theories that big quakes erupt at the border of young tectonic plates, implying curved faults are unlikely to cause huge earthquakes.

Earth/Environment November 27, 2016

Indonesia Haze Led To 100,000 Premature Deaths In 2015, Estimates Study

The haze from burning peat lands and forest fires in Indonesia could have caused more than 100,000 premature deaths in Southeast Asia, reports a recent study. The warning should elicit intensified efforts to address the crisis.

Public Health September 20, 2016

Indonesia Slaps All Sorts Of Bans On 'Pokémon GO'

Indonesian officials are starting to take a stance against 'Pokémon GO' after a Frenchman trespassed a military base while playing it, banning officers and military personnel from playing the game while on duty.

Video Games July 20, 2016

My Precious! Real-Life Hobbits Go Back 700,000 Years

The ancient hobbit people of Indonesia were living on the island of Flores 700,000 years before previously believed. What was the origin of these tiny ancient people?

Ancient June 9, 2016

13 Bird Species In Indonesia At Risk Of Extinction Due To Illegal Pet Trade

The rampant and illegal pet trade of birds in Indonesia is threatening to wipe out at least 13 bird species in the country, a new report revealed. Conservationists call for stricter law enforcement to save the birds.

Animals May 27, 2016

Meet The Slender Rat, A New Rodent Species Discovered In Indonesia

A new species of wild rodent was discovered in a mountainous area on Indonesia's Sulawesi Island. Known as the Gracilimus radix, this slender rat avoided detection for years by mainly staying among the roots of trees while looking for food.

Earth/Environment April 20, 2016

Hobbits In Indonesia Died Out Long Ago - Were Modern Humans To Blame?

Halfling-like creatures walked around the Indonesian Island of Flores long ago. Now, it appears our ancestors may have wiped them out.

Animals March 30, 2016

More Sumatran Orangutans Remaining In Wild Than Previously Thought But Threat Persists

A more thorough survey of Sumatra's orangutan populations found that the ape's numbers are more than double the previous estimate. Still, deforestation is set to hit the ape's population hard over the next decade or so.

Animals March 6, 2016

NASA To Provide Live Coverage Of Indonesia's Total Solar Eclipse

NASA and the Exploratorium Science Center in San Francisco collaborated to bring live TV coverage-webcast of the total solar eclipse in Indonesia. Learn about the space agency's activities around this celestial spectacle from March 8 to 9.

Space March 5, 2016

Indonesia's Largest Telco Telkom Bans Netflix Over Violent, Adult Content

Indonesia, through its biggest telco firm Telkom, is banning Netflix out of unspecified broadcast law violations and 'pornographic' content. The move is seen to curb the eyed global expansion of the streaming service, which fuels its current growth.

Business January 29, 2016

Toshiba In For Massive Layoffs: 'Revitalization Action Plan' Includes 7,000 Job Cuts

After the immense accounting scandal last summer, Toshiba has gone further south. The struggling company is planning to cut 7,000 jobs as part of its restructuring efforts.

Business December 23, 2015

Flights Out Of Bali Still Limited As Volcano Continues To Spew Ash – Aussies Not Too Worried To Be #StuckInBali

Indonesia's Mt. Rinjani may be throwing a tantrum with its eruption and ash clouds but not everyone is afraid of it. Australian tourists stranded in the tropical paradise make the most out of being stuck in Bali

Internet Culture November 15, 2015

Why Asian Horror Movies Are The Best Horror Movies

Seeking some unique Halloween scares? Trust me, they won't come any freakier than this....

Movies/TV Shows October 29, 2015

Google's Project Loon Aims To Bring Balloon-Powered Internet To Over 100 MIllion Indonesians

The project has balloons being carried by the wind and beaming wireless signals down to the ground to bring the web to the masses.

October 29, 2015

Bang A Gong: Interview With Gamelatron Project Creator Aaron Taylor Kuffner

Aaron Taylor Kuffner, the artist behind the Gamelatron Project, creates robotic Indonesian gamelans that perform in museums, private galleries and urban spaces, where they create transformational soundscapes.

FUTURE TECH October 7, 2015

Scientists Discover New Species Of Rodent In Indonesia: Hog-Nosed Rat Has Extra Long Pubic Hair

The newly discovered hog-nosed rat has features that are very genetically different from other species scientists describe it as a new genus. It has large ears, long front teeth, long pubic hair and swallows its food whole.

Animals October 7, 2015

Sumatran Rhinos Declared Extinct In Malaysia: What Humans Are Doing To Save The Species

Animal conservationists have announced that the Sumatran rhino, which was once endemic to different parts of Southeast Asia, has now become extinct in Malaysia, following a significant decline in the animal's population in the wild.

Earth/Environment August 21, 2015

Full Blue Moon: A Reason To Look Up On July 31

'Once in a blue moon' is literally happening on July 31 according to one of its two emerging definitions. Experts, however, say that the physical color of the moon may not actually resemble that of the vast ocean so set your expectations straight.

Space July 27, 2015

Volcano Ash Plume Shuts Down Major Indonesian Airport

Mt. Raung disrupted air traffic in Indonesia's second-largest city of Surabaya, right in time for the Eid holiday peak.

Earth/Environment July 17, 2015

Sumatran Locals Refuse To Evacuate Following Mount Sinabung Eruption

Mount Sinabung is at it again but locals in Sumatra are refusing to evacuate to temporary shelters despite the dangers a volcanic eruption entails.

Animals June 17, 2015

Sinabung Volcano Alive With Activity, Forcing Indonesia To Evacuate Thousands Of Villagers

The Sinabung volcano in Indonesia is roaring to life once more. Thousands of villagers are being evacuated in response.

June 16, 2015

Mount Sinabung Volcano In Indonesia Spews Cloud Of Ash And Hot Gas

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung volcano is spewing gas and ash into the air, prompting authorities to urge residents of nearby villages to evacuaute their homes.

Animals June 10, 2015

Disco Clam's Dazzling Tricks Revealed

Disco clams are known for dazzling light displays - but what is their purpose?

January 5, 2015

Indonesian Fanged Frog Only Known Species of Frog to Give Birth to Live Tadpoles

Researchers have found a new species of frog in Indonesia that gives birth to tadpoles instead of laying eggs. The new frog species is native to the Sulawesi island of Indonesia.

Animals January 1, 2015

AirAsia Flight from Indonesia to Singapore Goes Missing Over Pacific Ocean with 162 People Onboard

AirAsia flight QZ8501 was travelling from Surabaya, Indonesia to Singapore on Sunday morning when it lost contact with air traffic control. The missing aircraft was carrying a total of 162 people on board.

Society December 28, 2014

Apple Turning Blind Eye to Miserable Working Conditions of Workers in China and Indonesia: Secret Video

Apple workers in China and Indonesia are exposed to dismal working conditions. Workers in a Chinese factory are falling asleep on their feet, while workers in Indonesia risk their lives to collect tin ore from mud pits.

Business December 21, 2014

Sulawesi Streaked Flycatcher or Muscicapa Sodhii: What Took Scientists So Long to Name it?

It took researchers more than 15 years to name the Sulawesi Streaked Flycatcher, which was first spotted in Indonesia in 1997, because it was initially thought to be gray-streaked flycatcher.

Animals November 28, 2014

Science Welcomes New Bird Species from Indonesia

The Sulawesi streaked flycatcher was first noticed in 1997, and a team of researchers tracked them down in Indonesia. But, what makes these birds different from the rest?

November 26, 2014

Meet the Sulawesi Streaked Flycatcher, a Newly Classified Bird in Indonesia

Indonesia officially welcomes the Sulawesi streaked flycatcher as the native bird was confirmed by researchers and officially given a name after more than 15 years since it was discovered.

Earth/Environment November 26, 2014

Indonesian cave paintings reveal human's love for art developed at least 40,000 years ago

The cave paintings in Sulawesi, Indonesia, were dated to be older than 39,900 years old. That makes the paintings as old as or possibly even older than the cave art in El Castillo cave in Spain, which is considered the oldest known cave painting in the world.

Animals October 9, 2014

Ancient Indonesian cave art could complicate our ideas about the origins of art

The 40,000-year-old paintings of animals, human hands and other figures recently found in several caves in Indonesia could indicate that humans were capable of art earlier than originally thought.

Internet Culture October 8, 2014

Daughter thought to be dead reunited with family 10 years after tsunami

After a family lost hope of finding their missing daughter, the girl was reunited with her family after surviving the 2004 tsunami in Southeast Asia. The family plans to look for her brother, who also survived being swept away to a remote island.

Internet Culture August 9, 2014

BlackBerry Z3 Jakarta Edition looks to conquer emerging markets: Does it have what it takes to succeed?

BlackBerry is honing in on Indonesia for its latest smartphone launch. The move aims to rekindle its sales on the market after years of poor results.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 14, 2014

Indonesia beats China as origin of cyber attacks

Indonesia is now the number one country where cyber attacks originate.

Internet October 18, 2013

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