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  • Fire at the Jakarta Maritime Museum

    Fire at the Jakarta Maritime Museum

    Dozens of invaluable items at the Jakarta Maritime Museum were destroyed in a fire. The building is no longer in appropriate condition for a maritime museum.

  • Papua's Biological Treasure Trove

    Papua's Biological Treasure Trove

    Clear weather prevailed in Urisa village, West Papua. No rain had fallen for two months in the area when a team of researchers from the Lengguru Expedition arrived in early November last year. In Urisa the group was hospitably welcomed by village residents. Small tents and research posts were promptly erected in the middle of the village. Some team members set up a base camp while others dispersed to gather data on plants, insects, birds and reptiles in forests, rivers, lakes and caves.

  • Papua's Biological Treasure Trove

    Papua's Biological Treasure Trove

    Clear weather prevailed in Urisa village, West Papua. No rain had fallen for two months in the area when a team of researchers from the Lengguru Expedition arrived in early November last year. In Urisa the group was hospitably welcomed by village residents. Small tents and research posts were promptly erected in the middle of the village. Some team members set up a base camp while others dispersed to gather data on plants, insects, birds and reptiles in forests, rivers, lakes and caves.

    Lina Juswara, a botanical researcher from the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), was aware of the very hot weather in Urisa. Still, the team carried on gathering samples. "It would have been a pity to waste time," Lina told Tempo on January 27. The expedition team only stayed in Urisa for four days. On November 7 last year, they plowed ahead via a sea route to the Kumawa Mountains.

  • Beware the Arab Flu

    Beware the Arab Flu

    World's virus experts are facing a new challenge. After China's bird flu and Hong Kong's acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), a new threat has emerged from the Arabian Peninsula: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, otherwise known as MERS, the culprit behind the increasingly malignant Arabian flu.

    From the time it was first detected in September 2012 until this week, MERS has infected more than 530 people. Almost a third of them lost their lives. Most cases have turned up in Saudi Arabia and surrounding countries. Two Indonesians are among the victims. Scientists are racing against the clock to find a cure as more and more people have fallen ill to the virus within the last few months.

  • A Blessing from Kelud's Eruption

    A Blessing from Kelud's Eruption

    The volcanic ash that showered over Yogyakarta after the eruption of Mount Kelud has been shown to help soil retain water longer. It can be used to improve barren areas.

  • The Lake Tarusan Kamang Phenomenon

    The Lake Tarusan Kamang Phenomenon

    A grassland in West Sumatra turns into a lake every nine months. Does this have to do with underground rivers?

  • <font face=arial size=2 color=#ff9900>Emmanuel Tsesmelis:</font><br />We emulate the conditions of how the universe was created

    Emmanuel Tsesmelis:
    We emulate the conditions of how the universe was created

    The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) became the center of world attention last week when it announced the discovery of the God Particle, also known as the Higgs boson, that it had been hunting for decades. One week before the announcement, senior physicist at CERN, Emmanuel Tsesmelis, visited Indonesia to look for opportunities to collaborate.

  • Slamet Assists Dewi Sri

    Slamet Assists Dewi Sri

    It looks like rice, yet is made of corn, sago and sorghum. The analog rice is here and ready to be used to overcome the food crisis.

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