These peatlands burned in Kampar, Riau, Indonesia, on July 24, 2017.
Rony Muharrman/Antara Foto via Reuters
Januari 15, 2018
A balanced research program should focus on good and rational peat management efforts that minimise environmental impacts, and on water regulation that reduces the risk of fire.
Desember 4, 2017
The combination of a divisive political climate and widespread use of social media networks to share controversial material has many people asking this question. Here's what Aristotle would say.
Wonder Woman embodies the male fantasy of warrior women.
Pop culture has always found something sexy about female fighters, who feature in everything from Sumerian hymns and Greek mythology to the new Wonder Woman film.
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Desember 29, 2017
We asked three volcanologists what to look out for in the year ahead.
A view of Ambon, the capital of Maluku, where conflicts have crippled the province’s economic growth.
Januari 11, 2018
Comparing real Maluku and synthetic Maluku (a Maluku without prolonged conflicts) shows that Maluku could have 60.3% more economic growth had it not experienced conflicts.
The graceful Dugong.
November 30, 2017
It can fill in the scientific gaps.
A new analysis shows that coffee is associated with a host of positive health effects.
No, you don’t need to douche yourself with a cucumber. Or anything for that matter.
The vagina is self-cleaning, and vaginal discharge plays an important role in keeping the vagina healthy.
Rather than there being a single ‘gay gene’, there may be many which contribute to sexual preference.
The claim that homosexual men share a “gay gene” created a furore in the 1990s. But new research two decades on supports this claim – and adds another candidate gene. To an evolutionary geneticist, the…
It's not always easy to tell when someone's out to fool you on the internet, but there are some simple tools you can use.
The gap between rich and poor is growing.
Desember 14, 2017
Discussions around inequality have lacked hard data – until now. A new report shows inequality levels across the globe.
The 13th anniversary of the tsunami presents an opportunity to reflect on the changes in Acehnese gender relations.
Desember 22, 2017
Post-tsunami the position of women in Acehnese society has in many ways changed and, arguably, worsened compared to their historically high status.
Paul Keating is known as one of the most Indonesia-friendly Australian prime ministers.
Desember 31, 2017
It was Paul Keating himself who first raised the idea of a security agreement between Indonesia and Australia in June 1994 to Indonesian President Soeharto.
November 22, 2017
See if you can get your head around this.
We need media literacy not only to help us detect hoax and fake news but also to read the interest of media owners behind the news.
Excavations at the limestone cave of Leang Bulu Bettue on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
Justin Mott (Mott Visuals)
Ancient bone and teeth ornaments found in an Indonesian cave advance our knowledge of the culture and traditions of some of the earliest people in our region.
If you want your New Year’s resolutions to last longer than the party, you need to create new habits. But how?
Desember 29, 2016
If you want to stick to your New Year's resolutions, a behaviourist's approach might help you create and keep new, healthy habits.
Digging in Traders Cave in the iconic Niah Caves archaeological complex. Darren Curnoe excavates while Roshan Peiris observes. (Photo: Mhd. S. Sauffi/Darren Curnoe)
Desember 15, 2017
From the tropics of Borneo, Darren Curnoe posted a daily diary sharing his team's dig to explore ancient cemeteries. Through two metres of clay, human bones and tools were discovered.
Don’t think, just shop.
Desember 14, 2017
Rather than simply trying to trick people, the masters of marketing know it's much easier to understand and work with innate human flaws.
A research shows that when people believe the state is monitoring their online activities, they tend to support restrictions of civil rights.
Desember 18, 2017
The invasion of privacy through online surveillance can make people ignore the civil rights of others.