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Baekje castles, palaces reborn as World Heritage sites

The relics and ruins of the Baekje Kingdom (18 B.C.-A.D. 660) have now been enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage sites. The decision on the designation...
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Youth games Gwangju Universiade opens

The 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade, a festival for student athletes from around the world, kicked off in Gwangju on July 3. Over 13,000 athletes from...
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Nine nations enter athletes’ village in Gwangju

Nine more countries, including Korea, have taken part in a ceremony to mark their admission into the athletes' village at the 2015 Gwangju Summer...
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70 years of history seen through life of common people

A special exhibition will highlight modern Korean history by telling the stories of common people's lives in celebration of the 70th anniversary of Korean...
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Perioe toothpaste helps manage oral health

Since its launch in 1981, Perioe toothpaste has enjoyed strong sales. Its range of toothpastes feature products that have special functions that cover not...
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Insect cosmetics, medicine comes to market

The Rural Development Administration (RDA) has developed a breakthrough technology that can manufacture cosmetics and medicines based on substances found in bugs. The organization successfully...
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Beaches cool the summer heat wave

The entire nation has been plunged into the midst of summer, with daytime temperatures in Seoul on June 10 reaching 34.9 degrees Celsius. Due to...
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Dooly comes to life with dedicated museum

Kim Soo-jung, creator of 'Dooly, the Little Dinosaur,' poses for a photo in front of a larger-than-life caricature of himself at the Dooly Museum. Dooly...
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‘We are responsible for winning and will do so with pride’

Athletes and staff of Team Korea pose for a photo during the team's official launch ceremony on June 25 as they head off for...
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‘We’ll never forget sacrifices of Korean War veterans’

The entrance to the War Memorial of Korea in Seoul is adorned with the flags of the 16 nations that took part as U.N....
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Traces of ancient life seen through relics

An ongoing exhibit of artifacts and ruins found in the Jeolla provinces allows us a peek into ancient history. The "New Discovery in Excavation Sites...
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ICT firms advance into Europe

Korean companies involved in information and communications technology (ICT) have wowed Londoners at a recent convention. On June 16, the “2015 [email protected]” event brought together...
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Mushroom farming benefits from science

Producing mushrooms using the bottle cultivation method, each species of mushroom requires its own specific level of moisture and its own culture size. Researchers...
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Enjoy the seasons with flower festivals

Irises are in full bloom near the pavilion in the Garden of Morning Calm. Peonies, hydrangeas, lilies and irises. Naming a few of them makes everyone...
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300 years of Joseon royal tombs at a glance: Seooreung

The Joseon royal tombs include the tombs of royal family members throughout the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). These tombs were listed as UNESCO World Heritage...
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Royal tombs: places to reflect on history, relax

Joseon's royal tombs belong to the kings, queens and family members of the dynasty (1392-1910). As a whole, they were enlisted as UNESCO World...
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New tech allows IoT to work on different platforms

Researchers have unveiled a new technology that enables devices based on different Internet of Things (IoT) platforms to interwork and to become connected to...
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‘Sexual enslavement is a crime against humanity’

"In July 1941, a group of Imperial Japanese soldiers carried out a military drill with the Soviet Union as their imaginary enemy. Yoshijiro Umezu...
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Sulwhasoo to nourish your skin

With the growing popularity of Korean soap operas and films starred in by beautiful actors and actresses, Korea-made cosmetics, too, have been gaining attention...
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Explore Google’s Campus Seoul

Teheran Street, the boulevard that runs through Samseong-dong in southern Seoul, is the mecca for Korean and global IT companies based in Korea. Just...