Indonesia’s utopian new capital may not be as green as it looks | Science

Indonesia has yet to start building its new capital, Nusantara, but a slick website shows what the country has in mind. A video shows people strolling on boardwalks through lush greenery, housing perched on the shores of an idyllic lake, stunningly modernistic buildings, elevated mass transit lines, and bicycles on tree-lined boulevards. Dominating the city … Read more

Indonesia’s massive research reform triggers layoffs and protests | Science

On 3 January, Isabella Apriyana grabbed her phone to take a picture of her lab bench and post it on Twitter. “A gloomy Monday morning in the beginning of the year,” she tweeted. Apriyana, a research assistant who helped prominent geneticist Herawati Sudoyo map the genomes of Indigenous groups across Indonesia, had just lost her … Read more