<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Science]]> 15 en <![CDATA[Science Ministry Considers New Data Exchange for Fourth Industrial Revolution]]> Science and ICT Minister You Young-min says the ministry is considering creating a data exchange that will process public information using big data.  The minister revealed the plan at the fourth conference on successful strategies for the Fourth Industrial Revolution(FIR) held at BEXCO convention ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 Jul 2018 18:52:31 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=138043
<![CDATA[Morning Low Temperature Hits 111-Year High]]> The morning low temperature in South Korea hit a record high on Monday as sweltering heat continues to blanket the nation.  According to the Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA), the temperature in Gangneung, Gangwon Province, came to a record 31 degrees Celsius at 6:45 a.m. on Monday, the highest ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 Jul 2018 10:29:19 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=138019
<![CDATA[Heat Wave Advisories Issued for All Inland Areas]]> With sizzling temperatures continuously scorching the nation, heat wave advisories were issued for all of the country's inland areas on Friday for the first time this year.  Only parts of Jeju Island and some islands in waters off the west coast have not been hit by the extreme ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:23:08 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=137982
<![CDATA[S. Korean Researchers Discover Antibiotics-Disease Mechanism]]> A team of South Korean researchers has discovered a mechanism by which antibiotics abuse leads to chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes and atopy.  The group, led by Korea University professor Kim Hee-nam and researcher Yi Hyo-jeong, said they were able to pinpoint how gut microbiota ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 18 Jul 2018 18:42:57 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=137926
<![CDATA[S. Korean Mobile Operators to Jointly Launch 5G Services in March 2019]]> South Korea’s three major mobile operators have agreed to jointly launch the world’s first fifth-generation wireless network services.  At a meeting with the heads of SK Telecom, KT, and LG UPlus in Seoul on Tuesday, Minister of Science and ICT You Young-min announced their plan to begin ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 17 Jul 2018 17:57:46 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=137896
<![CDATA[Heat Wave Continues with Daytime Highs Surpassing 33 Degrees Celsius]]> With heat wave warnings and advisories issued for most parts of the country, daytime highs are expected to hover above 33 degrees Celsius on Monday. The Korea Meteorological Administration forecast the daytime temperature will peak at 37 degrees Celsius in Daegu, 36 degrees in Gangneung and Gwangju, and 35 ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 16 Jul 2018 10:55:20 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=137843
<![CDATA[Scorching Heat Continues to Blanket Nation]]> Sweltering heat has continued to blanket the nation on Friday. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA), heat wave warnings and advisories have been issued for most regions across the country, with daily highs forecast to reach 36 degrees Celsius. The mercury in Daegu, Daejeon, Sejong ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 13 Jul 2018 14:23:05 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=137798
<![CDATA[Second Heat Wave Advisory of 2018 Issued for Seoul]]> The Korea Meteorological Administration issued a heat wave advisory for Seoul Thursday for the second time this year. The weather agency issued the advisory for the nation’s capital as of 11 a.m., the second of its kind this year since the first on June 24th.  A heat wave advisory is issued when the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 12 Jul 2018 12:56:01 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=137764
<![CDATA[More Red Fire Ants Found at Incheon Port]]> Dozens more red fire ants have been discovered at Incheon Port's container terminal storage yard where a queen ant was spotted for the first time in the nation on Friday. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said Monday that a joint government and civic inspection found 70 more red fire ants ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 09 Jul 2018 14:03:43 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=137663
<![CDATA[Health Authorities Issue Nationwide Japanese Encephalitis Warning]]> The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(KCDC) has issued a nationwide warning against Japanese encephalitis after a substantial number of vector species were found in the nation’s southwestern region.  The warning came Friday after culex pipiens mosquitoes were spotted in South Jeolla ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 06 Jul 2018 19:04:38 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=137635
<![CDATA[Typhoon Prapiroon Moves East, Away from Korean Peninsula]]> All typhoon advisories have been lifted after Typhoon Prapiroon moved away from the Korean Peninsula to waters far off the northeastern part of the Dokdo islets.  According to the Korea Meteorological Administration on Wednesday, Prapiroon continuously shifted its direction eastward in contrast to initial ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 04 Jul 2018 15:04:15 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=137555
<![CDATA[Typhoon Prapiroon Approaching Dokdo]]> Typhoon Prapiroon reached the East Sea via the Korea Strait on Wednesday, with heavy rains and strong winds forecast on South Korea’s Dokdo and Ulleung islands and in other east coast areas. As of 7 a.m. Wednesday, the season's seventh typhoon was passing waters 160 kilometers southeast of Pohang ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 04 Jul 2018 08:53:21 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=137540
<![CDATA[Typhoon Prapiroon Expected to Pass into Korea Strait Tuesday Night]]> Typhoon Prapiroon is approaching South Korea’s southeastern coast from waters off Jeju Island, but is expected to only brush the area before moving out into the Korea Strait late Tuesday night.  The Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) says the typhoon is moving in a northeasterly direction ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 03 Jul 2018 18:27:15 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=137535
<![CDATA[Damage from Typhoon Prapiroon Growing]]> Damage is growing from torrential rains that have pounded the nation with Typhoon Prapiroon approaching the Korean Peninsula.  As of Tuesday afternoon, the rains have killed three people and left three injured and one missing. The National Disaster and Safety Status Control Center said that as of 11 a.m. ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 03 Jul 2018 15:49:03 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=137523
<![CDATA[S. Korea Braces for Typhoon Prapiroon]]> The Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) on Tuesday issued a typhoon warning for southern waters off Jeju Island as Typhoon Prapiroon is approaching the country's southernmost island.  The latest forecasts from the weather agency show the typhoon shifting direction and heading towards the East ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 03 Jul 2018 08:44:26 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=137507
<![CDATA[Typhoon Prapiroon Approaching Southern Jeju ]]> Jeju Island's disaster safety control room is beefing up its readiness against approaching Typhoon Prapiroon.  Initially classified as a severe tropical storm, Prapiroon has weakened some, with a central pressure of 975-hectopascals and 32 meter-per-second wind speeds, and it's expected to pass ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 02 Jul 2018 18:27:52 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=137498
<![CDATA[Torrential Rain to Hit S. Korea as Typhoon Approaches]]> The monsoon season is bringing torrential rain to South Korea, which is also expected to be hit by Typhoon Prapiroon Monday. Heavy rain advisories are still in place for the western part of the capital region, North Chungcheong and Gangwon provinces and inland areas of Gyeongsang Province. Heavy rains ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 02 Jul 2018 10:29:13 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=137476
<![CDATA[300mm of Rain to Hit S. Korea over Three Days]]> South Korea is likely to see heavy rain over the next three days, with up to 300 millimeters of precipitation expected in Seoul and parts of the nation between Sunday and Tuesday. The Korea Meteorological Administration forecast that the nation will be affected by the seasonal rain front on Sunday and the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 01 Jul 2018 13:44:55 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=137465
<![CDATA[Typhoon Prapiroon Moving Towards Korean Peninsula]]> A tropical storm is making its way towards the Korean Peninsula. The Korea Meteorological Administration issued an alert on Friday for the storm named Prapiroon, which developed 740 kilometers south-southeast off Japan’s Okinawa Island at around 9 a.m. The seventh typhoon of the season is forecast ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 29 Jun 2018 18:10:14 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=137442
<![CDATA[Coal-fired Power Plant Operations to be Restricted on Dusty Days ]]> The operation of coal-fired power plants will be restricted when levels of fine dust increase.  The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced the measure on Thursday, following discussions with the Environment Ministry and local government representatives from seven regions which house such power ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 28 Jun 2018 15:58:09 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=137399
<![CDATA[Monsoon Season Begins in S. Korea]]> Heavy rain advisories are in place for Seoul, Gyeonggi and South Chungcheong Provinces.    More than 30 millimeters of rain will fall per hour in areas including Seoul, Gyeonggi Province, and the western Gangwon Province until Tuesday afternoon due to a monsoonal front coming in from the western ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 26 Jun 2018 10:51:03 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=137322
<![CDATA[Rainy Season to Begin in S. Korea on Tuesday]]> The monsoon season is set to begin on the Korean Peninsula this week.  According to the Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA), the monsoonal front will swiftly move from the southern waters off Jeju Island to South Korea’s central region on Tuesday.  The rain will begin hitting the western coast in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 25 Jun 2018 18:54:46 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=137313
<![CDATA[Catch of Mackerel Up 200% in 50 Years Amid Global Warming ]]> Government data shows an increased volume of warm water fish have been caught around the Korean Peninsula since 1990, while cold current fish have been on the decline.  According to Statistics Korea data on Monday, the warmer water temperature has increased the catch of mackerel, anchovies and common ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 25 Jun 2018 15:52:38 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=137303
<![CDATA[Gov't Takes Measure against Perfluorinated Chemicals in Nakdong River]]> The government says it has identified a local factory that is to blame for significantly increased levels of perfluorinated chemicals found in tap water in Daegu.  The Ministry of Environment revealed on Friday that it tracked down the factory as the main source of the chemicals in the river last month ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 22 Jun 2018 18:21:37 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=137261
<![CDATA[S. Korea Forecast to Experience Slightly Hotter Summer]]> This summer is expected to be slightly hotter than previous years with less precipitation. In its three-month weather forecast for the July to September period released Friday, the Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) said average temperatures for July will be similar or slightly higher than the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:03:57 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=137247
<![CDATA[Release of Fine Dust Report Delayed Due to China's Objection]]> The disclosure of joint research on fine dust by South Korea, Japan, and China has been delayed for an indefinite period, due to China's objection. The Ministry of Environment in Seoul said on Tuesday that the disclosure of the report, originally agreed upon by the three countries' environment ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:27:41 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=137170
<![CDATA[6,000 Wildlife Species Live in DMZ]]> A government study shows that about six thousand wild animal and plant species are living in the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone(DMZ), a strip of land separating the two Koreas.  The National Institute of Ecology released the figures Tuesday, following a four-year survey since 2014 on the DMZ spanning ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 13 Jun 2018 14:19:22 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=136986
<![CDATA[Asiatic Black Bear Gives Birth by Artificial Insemination]]> The Korea National Park says an Asiatic black bear gave birth to a cub earlier this year through artificial insemination for the first time in the world.  Park officials say two cubs were born in February from two bears artificial inseminated last July at a breed restoration institute in South Jeolla ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:37:11 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=136915
<![CDATA[Research Team: Some 12,000 Die Prematurely Every Year Due to Ultrafine Dust]]> Anchor: A local research team has assessed that nearly 12-thousand people die prematurely annually due to fine dust.  Bae Joo-yon has the details.  Report:  The Seoul National University research team analyzed the level of ultrafine dust, life expectancy and duration of life by region in South ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 07 Jun 2018 11:44:39 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=136828
<![CDATA[S. Korea to Help Tuvalu Avoid Risk of Sinking under Water]]> South Korea says it will do its part to help the Polynesian island nation of Tuvalu deal with rising sea levels.  The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries says it will make public Tuesday a basic plan to help Tuvalu, which may one day find itself entirely submerged due to climate change. The country's nine ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 28 May 2018 14:40:19 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=136566