<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Science]]> 15 en <![CDATA[Heavy Rains Pounding Jeju Island]]> Heavy rains are pounding Jeju Island, inundating roads and buildings.  According to the Korea Meteorological Administration’s Jeju office on Thursday, a heavy rain warning is in place for the southern, eastern and northern parts of the island, while a heavy rain advisory has been issued for the western ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 13 Sep 2018 11:43:59 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=139304
<![CDATA[Gov't Begins Removing Fuel from Old Nuclear Reactor]]> The government has begun removing fuel from the Wolseong-1 nuclear reactor, set to be shut down for the reactor’s safer management.  Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power(KHNP), operator of the Wolseong Nuclear Power Plant in North Gyeongsang Province, said fuel withdrawal operations at Wolseong-1 ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 07 Sep 2018 19:25:10 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=139184
<![CDATA[12.5 Bln Won in R&D Funds of Science Ministry Embezzled]]> A Ministry of Science and ICT document indicates the ministry has been the target of massive embezzling over the past five years.  The office of Liberty Korea Party lawmaker Yoon Sang-jick, who is a member of the parliamentary committee on science and technology, unveiled the document it acquired ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 07 Sep 2018 13:28:57 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=139163
<![CDATA[Science Ministry Launches Task Force to Foster Innovative Growth ]]> The government has launched a task force to help expand South Korea’s innovative economy. Established under the Ministry of Science and Information Communications Technology(ICT), the task force is a manifestation of government efforts to cultivate 10-thousand capable individuals who can lead ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 06 Sep 2018 17:27:28 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=139147
<![CDATA[4 Areas in Gyeonggi Forecast to See Downpours Monday Night]]> The Korean Meteorological Administration said it will issue a preliminary heavy rain advisory for four cities and districts in Gyeonggi Province.  This comes as Icheon, Anseong, Yeoju and Yangpyeong are set to see 50 to 150 millimeters of rain accompanied by thunder and lightning from Monday night. The ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 03 Sep 2018 11:31:38 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=139045
<![CDATA[Torrential Rain to Hit Seoul, Gyeonggi, Gangwon Wednesday]]> Torrential rains are pounding northern Gyeonggi and Gangwon provinces on Wednesday, with heavy rain warning issued for the regions. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, as of 8:40 a.m., heavy rain warnings are in place for Yeoncheon, Pocheon, Yangju in Gyeonggi Province and Sokcho, Yanggu, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 29 Aug 2018 10:53:26 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=138935
<![CDATA[African Swine Fever Virus Gene Detected in Food Products from China]]> South Korea is on alert as an African swine fever virus gene was found in food products that a South Korean brought in from China. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said on Saturday that in a preliminary test, the gene was detected in dumplings and sausage declared by a South Korean ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 26 Aug 2018 12:43:55 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=138861
<![CDATA[Dolphin Released in Jeju Seas Gives Birth]]> A female dolphin released three years ago in the South Korean sea off the nation’s southern resort island of Jeju has given birth.  A joint research team consisting of scholars from Jeju National University, Ewha Womans University and Japan’s Kyoto University announced the birth on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 24 Aug 2018 16:59:25 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=138841
<![CDATA[Typhoon Soulik to Exit Korean Peninsula Friday Noon]]> Typhoon Soulik is expected to exit the Korean Peninsula around noon on Friday after passing through the country's central region. The Korea Meteorological Administration said that the tropical storm reached Mokpo in South Jeolla Province at around 11 p.m. Thursday and was heading northeast at 32 kilometers ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 24 Aug 2018 09:26:05 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=138823
<![CDATA[Typhoon Soulik Hits Jeju, Approaching Mainland]]> Typhoon Soulik is passing waters off South Korea's southern Jeju Island, causing casualties and property damage.  According to the National Disaster and Safety Status Control Center, a tourist in her 20s was swept away by waves and remains missing while a man was injured in Seogwipo City at around 7 p.m. ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 23 Aug 2018 09:08:00 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=138792
<![CDATA[KBS Guidelines for Typhoons]]> KBS World Radio strives to promptly update our listeners on safety procedures during emergency situations. The following are recommended guidelines to follow in case of a typhoon. If you reside in low-lying areas or constantly flooded areas, be ready to evacuate any time.  Do not park in the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 22 Aug 2018 17:17:52 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=138781
<![CDATA[Typhoon Soulik to Hit Korean Peninsula Wednesday]]> Typhoon Soulik is expected to hit the Korean Peninsula on Wednesday, bringing heavy rains and strong winds across the nation.  The strong typhoon, which is approaching the country's southern Jeju Island, is expected to pass through the peninsula between Wednesday and Friday.  The Korea Meteorological ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 22 Aug 2018 10:13:38 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=138764
<![CDATA[Typhoon Soulik Predicted to Hit Korea This Week ]]> The Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) is calling on people to take extra care to prevent possible damage from approaching Typhoon Soulik, which is predicted to hit the nation this week.      As of 9 a.m. Tuesday, the typhoon was moving north from waters 470 kilometers southeast ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 21 Aug 2018 15:22:44 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=138745
<![CDATA[Typhoon Soulik Moving Toward Korean Peninsula]]> A powerful typhoon named Soulik is moving north toward the Korean Peninsula.    The Korea Meteorological Administration said Monday that the 19th typhoon of the season advanced to waters 850 kilometers southeast of Kagoshima in Japan at 9 a.m. Monday.   The typhoon, which is moving at 19 ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 20 Aug 2018 14:20:52 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=138711
<![CDATA[Typhoon Soulik Likely to Affect Korean Peninsula]]> Powerful typhoon Soulik is expected to keep moving north and affect the Korean Peninsula.   The Korea Meteorological Administration said that with a pressure of 955 hectopascals, the 19th typhoon of the season advanced to eleven-hundred kilometers southeast of Kagoshima in Japan at 9 a.m. ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 19 Aug 2018 14:43:22 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=138696
<![CDATA[Temperature Drops in Seoul, Putting End to Tropical Nights for Now]]> The nighttime temperature in Seoul dropped below 25 degrees Celsius for the first time in almost a month.  According to the Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA), the overnight low in Seoul came to 22-point-one degrees Celsius as of 6:40 a.m. on Friday, ending the record spell of tropical ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:57:05 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=138655
<![CDATA[Areas for Cultivating Tropical Crop Plants Expanding Amid Hot Weather]]> The area for cultivating tropical fruits and vegetables in South Korea is expanding as the country experiences increasingly warmer temperatures.  According to the Rural Development Administration on Thursday, cultivation areas for mangoes, bananas, passion fruits and other tropical fruits and vegetables ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:08:01 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=138634
<![CDATA[Study: S. Koreans' Skull Size Rapidly Grew Following Liberation]]> A team of local scientists has found that the size of South Koreans’ heads grew rapidly after Korea’s liberation from Japanese colonial rule in 1945.  The team at the Korea University College of Medicine found that the cranial cavity of a South Korean born in the 1970s was around 90 ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 13 Aug 2018 13:07:04 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=138559
<![CDATA[Sea Temperatures in July Up 3 Degrees Since 2010]]> The summer temperatures of South Korean seas are found to have risen nearly three degrees Celsius from eight years ago due to global warming. The Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) said Thursday that based on its measurement using maritime observation equipment, sea water temperatures in the summer ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 09 Aug 2018 14:53:51 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=138489
<![CDATA[Science Ministry to Inject 7.6 Bln Won into Future Nuclear Technologies]]> The Ministry of Science and ICT says it will invest seven-point-six billion won into 27 new projects this year to advance technologies utilized in South Korea's nuclear power industry.  The ministry said on Monday that 10 research projects related to nuclear safety, nuclear fusion, nuclear ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 06 Aug 2018 18:11:48 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=138401
<![CDATA[Torrential Rain Inundates Gangwon Region Amid Heat Wave]]> Amid a scorching nationwide heat wave, torrential rain exceeding 200 millimeters inundated the country's eastern Gangwon region on Monday. The latest amount of precipitation is the second-highest recorded in the area, after a downpour of 100 millimeters per hour recorded when the powerful Typhoon Rusa ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 06 Aug 2018 14:48:20 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=138390
<![CDATA[S. Korea Finishes 3rd at Physics Olympiad ]]> South Korea has finished third at the 49th International Physics Olympiad, winning four gold medals and one silver. The Ministry of Science and ICT and Korea Foundation for the Advancement of Science and Creativity on Monday announced Team Korea's performance at this year's event held in Lisbon, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 06 Aug 2018 14:02:41 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=138386
<![CDATA[Extremely Hot Weather Continues to Grip the Nation]]> Seoul experienced its second consecutive "super tropical" night as the mercury again shot over 30 degree Celsius through the early hours of Friday morning.  Super tropical nights are when temperatures exceed 30 degrees Celsius from 6 p.m. through 9 a.m. the following morning. The Korea Meteorological ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 03 Aug 2018 14:23:04 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=138341
<![CDATA[Growing No. of People Suffering from Heat-related Illnesses]]> Anchor: With the sizzling hot weather showing no signs of abating, a growing number of people are suffering from heat-related illnesses. Our Bae Joo-yon has more.  Report: The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(KCDC) said Thursday that a total of two-thousand-549 people have been ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 03 Aug 2018 14:11:36 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=138338
<![CDATA[Seoul Experiences Record-breaking Super Tropical Night]]> Seoul experienced its second consecutive super tropical night on Thursday as the mercury reached a record 30-point-four degrees overnight through the early hours of Friday morning. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, the figure broke the previous record high recorded just the day before to ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 03 Aug 2018 10:31:30 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=138330
<![CDATA[Seoul Experiences Hottest Tropical Night Amid Record Heat Wave]]> Seoul experienced its hottest ever tropical night on Wednesday as the nation continues to suffer from a record heat wave. The Korea Meteorological Administration said the mercury in Seoul reached 30-point-three degrees Celsius overnight through the early hours of Thursday morning, or the highest to be ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 02 Aug 2018 09:55:33 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=138296
<![CDATA[Seoul Experiences 11th Consecutive Tropical Night]]> Tropical nights have continued in Seoul for eleven consecutive days. That's the term for when temperatures exceed 25 degrees Celsius from six p.m. through nine a.m. the following morning.  The Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) said Seoul’s temperature hovered at around ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 01 Aug 2018 16:21:50 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=138282
<![CDATA[S. Korea Sees Hottest Day in History at 41 ℃]]> Anchor: Korea saw the hottest day in its recorded history on Wednesday, going beyond the 40 degree Celsius threshold previously once reached in 1942. As the mercury hit the record high, the prime minister stopped government's construction projects. Kim Bum-soo has more.   Report: The ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 01 Aug 2018 15:42:42 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=138279
<![CDATA[Sweltering Heat Set to Continue on Thurs.]]> The sweltering heat is set to continue to blanket the nation on Thursday, with temperatures expected to reach nearly 40 degrees Celsius.   According to the Korea Meteorological Administration on Wednesday, afternoon highs across the country are set to range between 32 and 39 degrees ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 01 Aug 2018 15:42:10 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=138278
<![CDATA[Temperature Soars to Record-breaking 41 Degrees in Gangwon Province]]> South Korea experienced its hottest day on record on Wednesday as the mercury soared to 41 degrees Celsius in Gangwon Province.  The Korea Meteorological Administration said that the afternoon highs in Hongcheon in the northeastern province soared to a record 41 degrees Celsius at 4 p.m. The temperature ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 01 Aug 2018 15:00:45 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=138276