<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Science]]> 15 en <![CDATA[S. Korea to Participate in Joint International Antarctic Inspection]]> South Korea will join Chile, Argentina and Uruguay in a joint Antarctic inspection team starting next week. The oceans and foreign ministries in Seoul said Friday that the four-nation team will embark on a 16-day inspection from Sunday to March fourth. Under the Antarctic Treaty, inspections are ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:28:45 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Snow Falling in Seoul and Central Regions of the Country]]> Snow is falling in Seoul and the central regions of the country. The Korea Meteorological Administration said on Friday that the snow will stop briefly during the daytime and start again in the afternoon or at night in some parts of the country. Seoul, Gyeonggi and the western parts of Gangwon ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:53:02 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Korean Scientists Prove Eyeball Exercise Effective for PTSD ]]> South Korean researchers say they have proven “eyeball exercises” can be effective in treating post-traumatic stress disorder(PTSD).   Led by Dr. Shin Hee-Sup, researchers at the Institute for Basic Science(IBS) on Thursday announced their findings, locating the neural circuit that mediates ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 14 Feb 2019 18:20:44 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[S. Korea Achieves Milestone in Nuclear Fusion Reaction Research]]> South Korea is moving closer to mastering nuclear fusion reactions.  The Daejeon-based National Fusion Research Institute said on Wednesday that for the first time ever, their artificial sun, K-STAR, was successfully able to sustain fusion temperatures at 100 million degrees Celsius for one-point-five ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 13 Feb 2019 17:02:53 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[4.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes off Pohang]]> A four-point-one magnitude earthquake struck off the southeastern city of Pohang on Sunday. The Korea Meteorological Administration said that the quake took place at 12:53 p.m. in waters 50 kilometers east-northeast of the port city at a depth of 21 kilometers. The KMA had earlier announced the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 10 Feb 2019 14:14:00 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Local Scientists Uncover How Cancer Cells in Lymph Nodes Metastasize]]> South Korean scientists have discovered for the first time how cancer cells grow and spread in lymph nodes.  Doctor Koh Gou-young of the Institute for Basic Science led the team that discovered that cancer cells spreading in lymph nodes boost the expression of genes related to fatty acids to produce ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 08 Feb 2019 13:28:32 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Rivers' Self-Purification Capacity Improves after Opening Weirs]]> The government says the self-purification capacity of Geum River and Yeongsan River have significantly improved after weirs set up at the rivers opened their gates.  According to the Environment Ministry on Friday, since the small dams at the two rivers fully opened their gates in June 2017, the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 08 Feb 2019 10:20:25 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Cold Wave Advisory Issued for Most Parts of Nation]]> Temperatures dipped to around minus ten degrees Celsius in inland areas of the central region of the country on Friday, with a cold wave advisory issued for most parts of the nation.  The Korea Meteorological Administration said that the mercury is unlikely to rise above zero degrees in Seoul on Friday, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 08 Feb 2019 09:49:15 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Rain, Snow Expected Sunday]]> Rain and snow is expected across the nation on Sunday, but will likely stop in the afternoon from the west coast.  The Korea Meteorological Administration said Saturday that 20 to 80 milliliters of precipitation is expected on the southern island of Jeju, ten to 40 milliliters in the southern region and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 02 Feb 2019 14:13:02 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Fine Weather Forecast During Lunar New Year Holiday Except Sunday]]> Fine weather is expected during the Lunar New Year holiday starting this weekend, except on Sunday when rain is expected nationwide. The Korea Meteorological Administration said Friday that skies will be mostly clear during the five-day holiday from Saturday to Wednesday. However, the country's ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 01 Feb 2019 17:47:18 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Heavy Snowfall Warnings Issued for Parts of North Jeolla Prov., Jeju Island]]> A heavy snowfall warning has been extended to ten cities and counties in North Jeolla Province. The Korea Meteorological Administration's Jeonju Office said Thursday that warnings have been issued for the counties of Gochang, Buan, Sunchang and the city of Jeongeup as of 6:00 a.m. Warnings were previously ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 31 Jan 2019 14:00:56 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[S. Korea's First Artificial Rain Experiment Fails]]> South Korea's first artificial rain experiment over the Yellow Sea has generated no tangible outcome. The Korea Meteorological Administration and the Environment Ministry said Monday that silver iodide dispersed from an airplane last Friday over the sea about 100 kilometers west of Gunsan in North Jeolla ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 28 Jan 2019 14:37:24 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[S. Korea Launches Committee on Int'l Cooperation on Space Development ]]> South Korea has launched a committee to enhance international cooperation on space development.  The Ministry of Science and ICT said the committee was established under the National Space Council and held its first meeting on Friday.  The committee is aimed to effectively and systematically deal ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 25 Jan 2019 18:08:44 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[S. Korea to Conduct Artificial Rain Test to Fight Fine Dust]]> The government will conduct a massive artificial rain experiment in skies above the Yellow Sea on Friday in a bid to gauge its effect in reducing fine dust. The Korea Meteorological Administration and the Environment Ministry said Wednesday that a special aircraft will disperse substances into the air ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 23 Jan 2019 14:09:03 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Researchers Develop Technology to Predict Dementia Progress with Blood Test]]> Local researchers have developed a technology to predict the progress of a type of dementia with a blood test, paving the way for early diagnosis, prevention and progress suppression of the disease. In their findings published in the journal Brain on Monday, researchers at Seoul National University said ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 21 Jan 2019 14:45:30 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Fine Dust Blankets S. Korea]]> A thick layer of fine dust blanketed most parts of the nation for the second straight day on Monday, leading authorities to issue advisories and take emergency fine dust reductions measures. The Environment Ministry and Seoul, Incheon and Gyeonggi Province in the capital region have enforced reduction ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 14 Jan 2019 08:05:46 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Fine Dust Reduction Measures Enforced in Capital Region Sunday]]> The government has issued the year’s first fine dust advisory for Seoul and the surrounding areas, prompting fine dust reduction measures in the capital region on Sunday. The Environment Ministry said that as the level of microscopic particles remains high throughout the capital since Saturday, fine dust ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 13 Jan 2019 12:47:34 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Mild Temperatures Continue Amid High Levels of Fine Dust]]> High levels of fine dust are expected Saturday in most parts of the country, requiring caution from those engaging in outdoor activities. The National Institute of Environmental Research forecasts that the density of fine dust particles will indicate a reading of "very poor" in Gyeonggi and Chungcheong ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 12 Jan 2019 13:23:49 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Strongest Cold Wave of the Season Hits S. Korea]]> The most severe cold wave of this winter gripped the nation on Friday, with the mercury dipping to around minus 20 degrees Celsius in inland areas of the central region.  According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, temperatures plummeted to around minus 18 degrees Celsius in Cherwon and Paju in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 28 Dec 2018 08:59:42 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[First Sunrise of 2019 to be Seen on Dokdo at 7:26 am]]> The first sunrise of 2019 will be seen at 7:26 a.m. on the nation’s easternmost Dokdo islets.    The Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute forecast on Thursday that the first sunrise on the Korean Peninsula will be viewed five minutes later at Ganjeolgot Cape in Ulsan, South Gyeongsang ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 27 Dec 2018 10:05:49 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Cold Spell Grips Nation]]> Temperatures dropped below zero Thursday morning in most parts of the nation, with cold wave warnings issued for inland areas in the central and southern regions.   The mercury dipped to minus eleven-point-two degrees Celsius in Seoul and around minus ten degrees in Incheon and Chuncheon on Thursday ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 27 Dec 2018 08:50:55 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Fine Dust Advisory for Seoul Lifted, Ice Skating Rink Resumes Operations]]> The ice rink in front of Seoul City Hall resumed operations on Sunday, a day after it was closed due to high fine dust levels. Seoul City said that the Seoul Plaza Ice Skating Rink will resume operations at 10 a.m. as the fine dust advisory was lifted at 8 a.m. The advisory was issued for the capital ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 23 Dec 2018 14:01:40 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Rain, Snow Expected Nationwide Sunday as Cold Spell Eases]]> Mostly clear skies are forecast for Saturday across South Korea with freezing temperatures letting up in the afternoon. Cloudy skies are expected Sunday and many areas will see rain or snow. Snowfall is forecast on the west coast of Gyeonggi Province from the morning and precipitation will spread to ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 15 Dec 2018 13:09:16 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Clear Skies and a Temperature Drop Forecast for Thursday]]> Clear skies are forecast for Thursday, but the mercury is likely to fall considerably due to strong winds.  The Korea Meteorological Administration said morning temperatures around the nation will be two to three degrees Celsius lower than Wednesday, falling between minus 13 to zero degrees. It forecast ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:40:00 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Light Snow Forecast for Central Region Thursday]]> Light snow is forecast for South Korea's central region on Thursday. The Korea Meteorological Administration said the central region and the coastal areas by the Yellow Sea will receive one to three centimeters of snow, while Seoul and other inland areas will see around one centimeter, much less than ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:19:03 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Cold Spell Gripping S. Korea to Worsen over Weekend]]> The strongest cold wave so far this season has gripped the nation.  According to the Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA), the daytime high in Seoul hit minus one-point-one degree Celsius on Friday, around seven degrees than the seasonal average in recent years. The mercury in the capital is ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 07 Dec 2018 18:45:43 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Cold Wave Grips Nation]]> Temperatures dropped below zero Friday morning in most parts of the nation, with the windchill factor further pulling down the mercury by up to seven degrees Celsius. As of 9 a.m. Friday, temperatures dipped to minus eight-point-eight degrees Celsius in Seoul, minus seven-point-seven degrees in Incheon, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 07 Dec 2018 10:12:59 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Weather Satellite Chollian-2A Successfully Launched]]> Anchor: South Korea's geostationary weather satellite was successfully launched from a French space center in South America on Wednesday. The Ministry of Science and ICT said that the multipurpose satellite Chollian-2A lifted off aboard the launch vehicle Ariane-5 from the Guiana Space Center at 5:37 a.m. ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 05 Dec 2018 15:04:06 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Winter's First Cold Wave Advisory Issued]]> Temperatures dipped below zero on Wednesday in most parts of the nation as the winter's first cold wave advisory was issued. The Korea Meteorological Administration said that as of 7 a.m., the mercury dropped to minus seven-point-three degrees Celsius in Cherwon, Gangwon Province and minus four degrees in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 05 Dec 2018 10:18:05 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[S. Korea's Weather Satellite Chollian-2A Successfully Launched]]> South Korea's geostationary weather satellite was successfully launched from a French space center in South America on Wednesday.  The Ministry of Science and ICT said that the multipurpose satellite Chollian-2A lifted off aboard the launch vehicle Ariane-5 from the Guiana Space Center at 5:37 a.m.  The ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 05 Dec 2018 08:01:39 +0900 Science