<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Science]]> 15 en <![CDATA[Over 12,700 Cases of Vaccine Side Effects Reported in 3 Days ]]> Over 12-thousand-700 cases of vaccine side effects have been reported in the past three days, according to the state vaccination task force on Saturday. More than 350 relate to abnormal reactions to the nervous system. Also reported are 60 suspected cases of anaphylaxis as well as 32 deaths. The ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 18 Sep 2021 13:02:41 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Typhoon Chanthu Approaching Jeju Island]]> Typhoon Chanthu is fast approaching Jeju Island and is likely to pass through the Korea Strait and make landfall in Japan by Friday evening.  The Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) said that the typhoon is currently moving northeast in waters southeast of Jeju Island as of Friday morning.  The ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 17 Sep 2021 08:24:48 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Typhoon Chanthu to Directly Impact Jeju from Thurs. Afternoon]]> Typhoon Chanthu is expected to directly impact Jeju Island Thursday afternoon.  According to the Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA), Chanthu, the 14th typhoon of this year, was moving west at ten kilometers per hour from waters some 370 kilometers south by southwest of Seogwipo as of 3 a.m. ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 16 Sep 2021 10:21:51 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Approaching Typhoon Triggers Heavy Rain on Jeju]]> Nearly 700 millimeters of heavy rain has pelted Mount Halla on Jeju Island for over two days through Wednesday morning as Typhoon Chanthu is approaching the island province.  According to the Jeju branch of the Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) on Wednesday, most areas on the island have received ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 15 Sep 2021 09:21:02 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Heavy Rains Forecast for Jeju, Southern Region]]> Jeju Island and the southern region of the country are expected to see heavy rain on Tuesday due to Typhoon Chanthu. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA), parts of the southern resort island are forecast to receive more than 300 millimeters of rain through Wednesday due to the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 14 Sep 2021 08:45:43 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Typhoon Chanthu Likely to Affect S. Korea Early Next Week]]> Typhoon Chanthu is expected to dump heavy rains on South Korea between Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.  The Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) said Thursday that the Category 5 super typhoon is heading west at 22 kilometers per hour from waters some 760 kilometers east of Manila.  The ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 09 Sep 2021 15:18:31 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Species from Warmer Oceans Observed Thriving near Dokdo as Mercury Climbs]]> With a continual rise in water temperature in the East Sea, the aquatic ecosystem near Dokdo has seen a significant change. A KBS team of reporters and camera crews recently explored underwater below the easternmost islets and filmed a field of strawberry coral that grew 15 percent in size compared to ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 07 Sep 2021 19:40:02 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Various Events to Mark Int'l Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies]]> Seoul's environment and foreign ministries said Monday that various events will be held to mark the International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies, which falls on Tuesday this year in its second year of observance.  The UN-designated day was first proposed by South Korea. A prerecorded government ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 06 Sep 2021 15:25:44 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Mostly Clear Skies This Weekend, Rain Expected in Eastern Regions]]> Most parts of the country will see clear skies on Saturday with sporadic rain forecast in eastern Gangwon Province and the east coast of North Gyeongsang Province. Gusty winds blowing at around ten meters per second are expected in some areas on Jeju Island and coastal South Gyeongsang Province. On ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 04 Sep 2021 13:59:48 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Recent Report Says Air Quality Improved Last Year over Lockdowns]]> A recent UN agency report says that levels of key air pollutants temporarily plunged by unprecedented levels during COVID-19 lockdowns and travel restrictions last year. The World Meteorological Organization(WMO) made the assessment in its inaugural Air Quality and Climate Bulletin which was published ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 04 Sep 2021 13:33:56 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[S. Korea Adds 1,709 COVID-19 Cases]]> Health authorities reported one-thousand-709 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, marking the 59th day of infections in the four digits.  The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said that, of the new cases, one-thousand-675 were local infections while 34 were from overseas.  The majority of cases ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 03 Sep 2021 11:21:11 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Rain to Continue on Tuesday, Wednesday]]> The nation is likely to see more rain on Tuesday and Wednesday, with heavy rain of up to 250 millimeters forecast for Chungcheong Province.  The Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) said Tuesday that more than 200 millimeters of rain is expected through Wednesday in parts of southern Gyeonggi and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 31 Aug 2021 09:41:34 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Nuri Space Rocket Erected on Launch Pad for Final Inspections]]> South Korea’s first domestically produced rocket, called Nuri, has been assembled on a launch pad for a wet dress rehearsal(WDR).  The Ministry of Science and ICT said Thursday that the flight model to be used in the actual launch was set up for the WDR, which is the last round of inspections ahead of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 27 Aug 2021 11:34:34 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[S. Korea's Nuri Space Rocket Fully Assembled, Ready for Final Inspections]]> South Korea has completed the assembly of its first domestically produced rocket, called Nuri, and is making preparations for final inspections ahead of its scheduled launch in October.  The Ministry of Science and ICT said Tuesday that the flight model to be used in the actual launch was completed last ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 24 Aug 2021 15:38:10 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Heavy Downpours, Strong Winds in Forecast as Typhoon Omais Approaches]]> Heavy downpours and strong winds are forecast for southern coastal regions, as Typhoon Omais, the 12th typhoon of the year, is expected to land on the Korean peninsula late Monday. The Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) said as of 9:00 a.m., Omais was traveling northeast at 31 kilometers per hour ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 Aug 2021 14:04:18 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[S. Korea 8th among OECD in S&T Innovation Capacity]]> New analysis finds that South Korea ranked eighth among members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development(OECD) in terms of innovation capacity in science and technology last year.  The Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning revealed the figure in a report released on Monday ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 Aug 2021 10:36:01 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Typhoon Omais to Land on S. Korean's Southern Coast Monday]]> Typhon Omais is forecast to land on South Korea's southern coast on Monday night, bringing heavy rains and strong winds. This season's 12th typhoon is currently heading north toward the Korean Peninsula from the waters southwest of Okinawa, Japan. The Korea Meteorological Administration said on Sunday that ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 22 Aug 2021 13:49:08 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Malaria Mosquitoes Detected for First Time This Year]]> Malaria parasites, or micro-organisms that cause the mosquito-borne infectious disease, have been reported in South Korea for the first time this year. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) has advised people to wear long sleeves and set up nets and screens to avoid being bitten by ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 21 Aug 2021 13:09:25 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Gov't to Sign Contracts with Businesses for Joint Space Development Projects]]> The government will adopt a system to sign contracts with businesses for joint space development projects, in a bid to promote participation by the private sector. The Ministry of Science and ICT said on Tuesday that it issued an advance legislation notice for revisions to space development promotion laws ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 17 Aug 2021 15:47:03 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Space Council Approves Launch of 1st Locally Developed Space Rocket]]> The national space council approved the launch of the country’s first locally developed space rocket, called Nuri, in October. According to the Ministry of Science and ICT on Thursday, the council deliberated on the launch approval, as well as preparations. This comes after a 17-member panel of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 12 Aug 2021 15:11:38 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Showers in Forecast Nationwide on Tues., Heat Wave Alerts Eased or Lifted]]> Showers are in the forecast nationwide on Tuesday and the precipitation is expected to weaken the ongoing heat wave. According to weather authorities, five to 70 millimeters of rain are projected throughout the country until Tuesday night. Some areas may see a downpour of 50 millimeters per hour, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 10 Aug 2021 13:49:42 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Greenpeace: Hot Temperature Areas in S. Korea Double over 9 Yrs.]]> According to international environmental group Greenpeace, high temperature areas in South Korea have more than doubled in the past nine years due to climate change. About 12 percent of South Korea's land mass saw temperatures exceeding 30 degrees Celsius from 2002 to 2010, the agency said, citing ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 05 Aug 2021 15:59:45 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[British Experts: COVID-19 Vaccination Campaigns Likely to Continue for Many Years]]> A group of British experts has assessed that vaccination campaigns against COVID-19 are likely to continue for several years as the immunity resulting from vaccines will wane over time.  The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies, which is advising the British government on COVID-19, published its ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 02 Aug 2021 11:45:17 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Seoul Reports Tropical Nights for Week Straight, Heat Wave to Last until Early Aug. ]]> Tropical nights have persisted in Seoul for a week, with sweltering temperatures to continue into August. The Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) reported on Tuesday that most cities across the nation, including some coastal areas and Jeju Island, faced another tropical night on Monday, as temperatures ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 27 Jul 2021 15:34:28 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Research Suggests Cross Vaccination Efficient against COVID-19]]> Research by South Korea’s health authorities has indicated that mix-and-matching the AstraZeneca and the Pfizer vaccines significantly increases immunity against COVID-19 compared to inoculation using the AstraZeneca vaccine only.   A think tank under the National Institute of Health affiliated with ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 26 Jul 2021 20:07:36 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Scorching Heatwave to Continue in S. Korea]]> Sizzling temperatures are likely to continue for some time, with daytime highs forecast to rise to as high as 36 degrees Celsius.  The Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) expected sweltering weather for Wednesday, one of the three hottest days on the lunar calendar, forecasting afternoon highs of 28 ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 21 Jul 2021 11:21:05 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Heat Wave to Remain in Place Nationwide on Tuesday]]> Sweltering conditions are set to remain in place on Tuesday, as daytime highs in the central region and parts of the southern region are forecast to hover over 34 degrees Celsius.  The Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) said on Monday that the heat wave advisory initially issued for certain regions ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 19 Jul 2021 19:15:43 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[KMA Issues Heavy Rain Warnings for Seoul, Maintains Heat Wave Advisories]]> The state weather agency has issued heavy rain warnings for most parts of the Seoul metro area on Monday afternoon, while maintaining heat wave warnings and advisories in most regions around the country. The Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) issued the rain warnings as of 2:15 p.m. for eastern and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 19 Jul 2021 15:22:52 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Sporadic Showers Forecast Nationwide]]> Sporadic showers are expected in most parts of the nation throughout the weekend. In the Southern coastal areas and the western part of South Gyeongsang Province, rain is expected to continue from Saturday night to Sunday morning.  On Sunday, most parts of the country will be cloudy and more showers ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 17 Jul 2021 13:57:01 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Sporadic Showers Forecast Nationwide ]]> Sporadic showers are set to wet the nation on Thursday and Friday.  The Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) said on Wednesday that showers -- accompanied by thunder and lightning -- will hit many parts of the nation early Thursday, including eastern Gyeonggi Province, as well as Gangwon, Chungcheong ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 14 Jul 2021 18:19:14 +0900 Science