Friday, July 19, 2019

Science fair honors new inventions

The most wonderful inventions that surprised the world were created during the course of searching for something more comfortable. World-famous inventor Thomas Edison invented an electric light bulb while he was looking for a safe and cheap alternative to the gas lamp. James Harrison...

Wax celebrities greet fans in Seoul

Wax statues of world-renowned stars, athletes, artists and political and religious figures are now welcoming visitors to a newly-opened museum in Seoul. On July 31, the Grevin Museum, a French wax museum, opened its newest branch along Eulji-ro Street in central Seoul. It’s its first...

President meets with Japanese opposition leader

President Park Geun-hye (left) meets with Democratic Party President Katsuya Okada at Cheong Wa Dae on Aug. 3. President Park Geun-hye met with Japan's Democratic Party President Katsuya Okada to discuss measures to boost cooperation and exchanges between Korea and Japan on...

70 years of Korean tech at a glance

Participants in the opening ceremony observe the humanoid robot Hubo at the Korea Science & Creativity Festival. From Korea’s first mass-produced car, the Pony, through black and white TVs to the humanoid robot Hubo, an exhibit recently offered a special opportunity to...

Taekwondo unites global community

Taekwondo practitioners from around the world gathered in Korea to demonstrate their polished skills and abilities. The 2015 World Taekowndo Hanmadang ran from July 30 to August 2 at the Ichung Culture and Sports Center in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi-do Province. The international competition brought together a...

Beat the heat wave at Hangang outdoor pools

Children splash around at an outdoor swimming pool in Yeouido on August 3. Temperatures across the peninsula are soaring over 30 degrees Celsius these days. With the sun's rays burning the asphalt and the humidity rising ever higher, people can easily get tired as they go...

Avoid summer heat at waterfalls

A family on vacation avoids the heat at the Suok Falls in Goesan, Chungcheongbuk-do (North Chungcheong Province). The sweltering summer heat continues to bother people, both day and night. Beaches and water parks are overcrowded nationwide with a continuing flow of people. If you don't...

Korea, Poland unite through pop music

The Palladium theater in Warsaw was crowded with over 2,000 people on July 29. They were fans of Korean pop music, coming together for the 2015 K-Pop Festival. Marking its fifth year this year, the festival is one of the most anticipated events of...

The many colors of Seoul: NYT

The New York Times (NYT) recently garnered some attention with an article that shed light on various different aspects of Seoul. Elisabeth Eaves, a NYT writer, shared her travel experiences in the capital city in her July 23 article, “A Hundred Cities Within Seoul.” “Seoul is...

Korea: skincare face mask heaven

Reme+G face masks contain a special cotton stick that exfoliates the dead skin cells off the face. Made by Ancors, this product 'tightens' the pores and moisturizes the skin. “Natural fermentation components supply nutrition to the skin. After using the mask, my skin has visibly...

Korea, Comoros boost poultry cooperation

Korea and Comoros, an island nation off the eastern coast of Africa, have joined forces to enhance bilateral cooperation on the poultry farming business. The archipelago of Comoros, between Mozambique and Madagascar, is one of the smaller African nations with an area of only 2,235...

Korean travel now worry-free

Visitors take photos of pop group action figures and some of the clothes worn by the group Girls’ Generation, at SM Town in Gangnam-gu District, southern Seoul. They are members of the Chinese press and influential bloggers who are on a...

Visit a farm, meet the animals this summer

There is a range of wildlife species that exist around the world. Livestock, in particular, is the key to human survival. Amid rapid urbanization, however, the importance and existence of such domesticated animals has been somewhat forgotten over the past few years. The Rural Development...

Korea celebrates 62nd anniversary of armistice

Korean War veterans and students from countries that participated in the war crowd Seoul Olympic Park on July 27 to celebrate the 62nd anniversary of the armistice agreement and to honor the sacrifices made by the war veterans. Begun in the summer of 1950, active...

Young biologist wins first place

One of four students came in fifth place in the 26th International Biology Olympiad, an eight-day contest that ran from July 12 to 20 in Denmark. From left are: Seok Jin-hyeon, the highest-scoring gold medalist in the contest, Kim Min-su, Kim Min-jeong and Im...

Soju, Korea’s representative liquor

Soju is a popular local spirit that has comforted people's hearts for many years. No matter whether people feel happy or sad, it has remained Koreans' best friend for a long time. Some people would say they feel something is missing without soju when...

Mussel adhesive minimizes post-operation scars

Surgical thread and medical adhesives used to close wounds can now be replaced with a breakthrough adhesive made from mussel proteins. A recent study has found that adhesives made from mussels are much more effective in suturing and in leaving fewer scars, compared to existing...

World Leaders’ Conservation Forum discusses harmony between humans, nature

Titled as "Nature: a Path to Peace and Coexistence," the 2015 World Leaders' Conservation Forum took place from July 7 through to 9 on Jeju Island. The forum was attended by Inger Anderson, director-general of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Christopher Briggs,...

Spend your summer at the river

One of the most mentioned things about the merits of living in Seoul, by both Koreans and non-Koreans alike, is the Hangang River that runs through the middle of the capital. The river offers countless benefits to everyone who lives in the greater Seoul...

Travel back to ancient Seoul

Tourists enjoy a reenactment of a royal procession at Gwanghawmun Square (top) and at Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul. Some of the major tourist spots across the capital will begin hosting more traditional ceremonies, parades and changings of the guards, allowing visitors to travel back in...

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