Tagged: Indonesia

When an ancient volcanic ‘supereruption’ caused sudden cooling, early humans got lucky - Hot off the press

Guest Author Jul 22, 2021

Ben Black, Rutgers University and Anja Schmidt, University of Cambridge Around 74,000 years ago, a “supereruption” on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, blasted out an estimated 5,000 cubic kilometres of magma. This was the Toba eruption, the largest volcanic eruption of the past 2 million years. To put 5,000 cubic kilometres of magma in perspective, this is more than … Read More

We surveyed Borneo’s orangutans and found 100,000 had ‘disappeared’ - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 19, 2018

Maria Voigt, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research; Erik Meijaard, Australian National University, and Serge Wich, Liverpool John Moores University This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. “The Big House”, home to the University of Michigan’s American football team, is one of the world’s largest stadiums. Here’s … Read More

The ‘hobbits’ were extinct much earlier than first thought - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 31, 2016

Thomas Sutikna, University of Wollongong; Matthew Tocheri, Lakehead University, and Richard ‘Bert’ Roberts, University of Wollongong New discoveries at the Indonesian cave site of Liang Bua are changing the way we look at the mysterious Homo floresiensis – known as “hobbits” because of their short stature. We originally believed these hobbits disappeared around … Read More

Indonesian President promotes “sustainable growth with equity” - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Jun 19, 2012

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono gave an impressive speech at the Centre for International Forestry Research last week. How his words translate into the political life of his country I don’t know, but it is hard to fault them as an analysis of the world’s current challenges and a pointer to the direction in which [...] … Read More