<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Science]]> 15 en <![CDATA[Seoul under Ultrafine Dust Advisory ]]> The Seoul Metropolitan Government on Tuesday issued an ultrafine dust advisory as the level of microscopic particles remains high throughout the capital. The preliminary advisory is issued when the particulate matter levels stay above 75 micrograms per cubic meter for more than two hours.   The city is ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 06 Nov 2018 15:59:06 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=140580
<![CDATA[Season's First Ice Reported in Seoul ]]> South Korea has seen the coldest day of fall this year in most inland areas on Tuesday.  The Korea Meteorological Administration said that the season's first ice was reported in Seoul where morning lows stood at zero-point-seven degrees Celsius.  It was colder in the northern mountainous region with the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 30 Oct 2018 11:46:37 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=140391
<![CDATA[Season's First Snow Reported in Mt. Seorak ]]> The first snow of this fall was reported in the northern mountainous region, with the mercury dipping below freezing point Thursday morning.  According to the Mount Seorak National Park Office, it began to snow at Daecheong Peak and other peaks in Gangwon Province at 5 a.m.  As of 9 a.m., snowfall was ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 18 Oct 2018 14:38:00 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=140098
<![CDATA[First Frost Arrives 11 Days Earlier for Southern Island of Jeju]]> Jeju Island's Mount Halla saw its first frost of the year arrive eleven days earlier than in 2017. According to the Jeju branch of the Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) on Saturday, the season's first frost was reported at the mountain's Witse Oreum volcanic cone situated at one-thousand-668 meters ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 13 Oct 2018 13:03:19 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=139969
<![CDATA[Typhoon Kong-rey Leaves Korean Peninsula ]]> Typhoon Kong-rey has come and gone from the Korean Peninsula. The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) says Kong-rey headed toward the East Sea in waters near Pohang, North Gyeongsang Province at around 12:40 p.m. The typhoon earlier made landfall in Tongyeong, South Gyeongsang Province just ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 06 Oct 2018 13:56:47 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=139809
<![CDATA[Typhoon Kong-rey Hits Jeju, Tongyeong]]> This year's 25th typhoon Kong-rey made landfall in Tongyeong, South Gyeongsang Province just before 10 a.m. Saturday. It's forecast to pass through southeastern cities of Busan and Ulsan and exit into the East Sea in the afternoon. Kong-rey is a medium strength typhoon with maximum wind speed ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 06 Oct 2018 12:19:00 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=139808
<![CDATA[Strong Typhoon Approaching Jeju]]> Typhoon Kong-Rey is moving toward Jeju Island and the southern region of the Korean Peninsula, with up to 500 millimeters of rain expected on the southern island. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA), the 25th tropical storm of the year was 170 kilometers west-northwest of Okinawa, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 05 Oct 2018 08:50:48 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=139778
<![CDATA[Typhoon Kong-Rey Likely to Reach Korea Earlier than Predicted ]]> Weather officials say that typhoon Kong-Rey will likely reach the Korean Peninsula earlier than initially predicted, but also lose some of its intensity as it approaches.  As of 9 a.m. Thursday, Kong-Rey was moving north-westwards at a speed of 15 kilometers an hour in waters 360 kilometers south of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 04 Oct 2018 13:48:47 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=139756
<![CDATA[Powerful Typhoon Kong-Rey Likely to Affect Jeju, Southern Regions]]> Anchor: Weather officials say typhoon Kong-Rey is rapidly moving northward, raising concerns about the damage it could cause South Korea.  Our Bae Joo-yon reports.  Report: The Korea Meteorological Administration advised  Kong-Rey is moving northwest at 18 kilometers per hour from waters off Okinawa as ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 03 Oct 2018 14:07:40 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=139739
<![CDATA[Super Typhoon Kong-rey Predicted to Affect Korea ]]> Typhoon Kong-Rey, initially thought to head towards Japan, is now also expected to affect South Korea.  The Korea Meteorological Administration said Tuesday that as of 9 a.m., Kong-Rey was moving north-westwards at a speed of 20 kilometers an hour in waters one-thousand-80 kilometers southeast of Okinawa, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 02 Oct 2018 13:52:27 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=139712
<![CDATA['S. Korea's Broadband Speed Ranking Slips to 30th']]> A British survey finds South Korea's broadband Internet speed has dropped from 16th to 30th place out of 200 countries. The UK's data analysis firm "Cable" analyzed the results of more than 163 million broadband speed tests in 200 countries for its 2018 broadband speed league ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 24 Sep 2018 13:02:52 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=139562
<![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