Tag Archive for Indonesia

The mystery of the blue flames

I’d seen this story a while back but did not buy the “blue lava” bit. That indeed was wrong – the blue is from gases. Stunning Electric-Blue Flames Erupt From Volcanoes. For several years Paris-based photographer Olivier Grunewald has been documenting the Kawah Ijen volcano in Indonesia, where dazzling, electric-blue fire can often be seen streaming down the mountain…

Do you believe in magic? Yes, says Indonesian prez

The Indonesian leader goes public with his fear of black magic. Indonesian president says he believes in witchcraft | Religion News Service. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono may be the first Indonesian president to acknowledge publicly he believes in witchcraft. In a recently published memoir, he describes a “horror movie” style encounter with black magic at his…

Work can kill you: Young overworked copywriter dies

What killed a young woman – was it long hours and reliance on energy drinks? Y&R Copywriter in Indonesia Dies After Tweet About Overwork | Global News – Advertising Age. On Saturday, young Y&R Indonesia copywriter Mita Diran posted a complaint on Twitter: “30 hours of working and still going strooong.” Soon afterward she collapsed.…

Indonesia’s plan to emphasize religion over science in schools is misguided

This idea is EXACTLY backwards. Indonesia Envisions More Religion in Schools. Millions of children in Indonesian elementary schools may no longer have separate science classes starting in June, the beginning of their next school year, if the government approves a curriculum overhaul that would merge science and social studies with other classes so more time…