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Globe-Trotting Virus Hides Inside People's Gut Bacteria

New viruses are a dime a dozen.<p>Every few months, we hear about a newly discovered flu virus that's jumped from birds to people somewhere in the world. And the number of viruses identified in bats is "extraordinary and appears to increase almost daily," scientists wrote last year in the journal <i>PLOS</i> …

Google is collecting medical data to paint a picture of perfect human health

Project Baseline to spot 'biomarkers' from molecular and genetic data<p>Google has started to collect medical data from volunteers as part of an ambitious project designed to build a database of records that show what a healthy human being should be. The project, developed by Google's experimental …

Live Well: Avoid television after work and get a good night of sleep for clear memories

Live Well: Every week, The Telegraph rounds up the best of this week's scientific studies and developments which will help you live a happier, healthier, longer life<p>In the next instalment of our Live Well series – a summary of health news and advice published in the paper and online – this week we …

Indonesian political sniping offers presidential hopeful Jokowi some help | Reuters

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian presidential frontrunner Joko “Jokowi” Widodo looks to be getting some extra help from the bickering that threatens to undermine his chief rivals to become the next leader of the world’s third biggest democracy.<p>Jakarta governor and presidential candidate Joko Widodo …

Indonesia's Jokowi needs world's backing

Democracy prevailed in Indonesia this week. Now leaders there and around the world must quickly get behind the country's president-elect.<p>After a tense two-week ballot recount in Indonesia's closest ever race for the top job, election officials declared the popular governor of Jakarta, Joko “Jokowi” …

Indonesia's Week: Jokowi Got The Votes, Now He Gets Advice

With Joko Widodo’s 53% majority as the elected president of Indonesia, the country can take a bow but not much of a breather. By most accounts, the vote was fair and a validation of the democracy that has grown more rooted under 10 years of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY)’s presidency. This is a …

What Indonesia Can Teach Thailand and Egypt About Democracy (and Vice Versa)

A coup in Thailand. A landslide electoral victory in Egypt for a former military chief who overthrew an elected government. Democracy remains elusive …

Economic Nationalism Endangers Indonesia

Economic ideas don't get much worse than Prabowo Subianto's plan to double the rate of Indonesia's borrowing.<p>The presidential contender wants to …

What does Jokowi win mean for Indonesia?

<b>After a heated election, Joko Widodo has been declared president of the world's third-largest democracy. But what does a Jokowi presidency mean for Indonesia, asks Indonesia Editor Karishma Vaswani.</b><p>I first met Joko Widodo, or Jokowi as he is popularly known here, in one of Jakarta's rare green …

The Guardian view on what the election of Joko Widodo will mean for Indonesia

Indonesia is the fourth most populous country, the third largest democracy, and the biggest Muslim nation. It made the transition from dictatorship to democratic rule after the fall of Suharto in 1998 with remarkable smoothness. For years it counted with Turkey as a leading model of democracy for …

Meet the Obama of Indonesia

It’s official. Kind of.<p>Joko Widodo, a self-made millionaire from the slums, is Indonesia’s next president. On Tuesday, the country’s election …