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(Photo News) Fossil find

The National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage said Monday that it had found the fossil of a Theropoda dinosaur from the early Cretaceous period (110 million to 120 million years ago) in Hadong,...

Updated : 2014.11.24 21:40

First complete dinosaur skeleton found in S. Korea

A complete skeleton of a small carnivorous dinosaur has been found in southern South Korea, the first such discovery in the country, a state think tank said Monday.   The National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage said the fossil was discovered in a Mesozoic geologic formation in ...

Updated : 2014.11.24 17:18

Jinju meteorites found to be 4.6b years old

South Korean scientists said Tuesday four meteorites discovered in the southern part of the country earlier this year are estimated to be as old as the solar system.In early March, residents in Jinju, a city some 434 kilometers south of Seoul, found the space rocks that weighed 34 kilogram...

Updated : 2014.11.18 21:36

[Weekender] Multitasking: No more than a mirage?

To members of modern society, swamped with chores and bombarded with distractions, the ability to do multiple tasks simultaneously has been touted as an essential skill. But recent research has challe...

Updated : 2014.11.14 21:42

Researchers find novel way to treat pulmonary arterial disease

A group of scientists from Korea and the United States have managed to find a new way to treat blockages in the artery that connects the heart and the lungs, officials said Wednesday.Professor Kim Jong-min from the department of biological science at Sookmyung University ― working with sc...

Updated : 2014.10.29 21:26

Navigating through the human brain

Much as humankind has been fascinated by the exploration of outer space, it has also been mesmerized by the complexity of the brain. Over the years, scientists have explored intricate neural connectio...

Updated : 2014.10.27 20:37

Oriental therapy effective for pain management: study

Traditional oriental treatment of moxibustion can be effective in easing pain caused by chronic diseases like cancer, researchers studying Korean medicine said Monday.Moxibustion, referring to the use of moxa made from dried mugwort in pain management, was shown to be effective in about 75...

Updated : 2014.10.06 20:56

Seoul to host math congress this week

The International Congress of Mathematicians, referred to as the Math Olympics, will open this week in Seoul, South Korea’s ICT Ministry said Tuesday, with some 5,000 visitors from 120 countries expected to participate.“The event will provide a venue where participants can discuss mathem...

Updated : 2014.08.12 21:34

S. Korea's first astronaut quits job at state space center

The first South Korean astronaut has left the state-run research institute for personal reasons, the institute said Tuesday, bringing to an end the country's first astronaut program and sparking criticism of government waste.The Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) said Yi So-yeon sen...

Updated : 2014.08.12 20:00

Researchers generate free-standing RNA membrane

South Korean researchers successfully generated a free-standing RNA membrane with a macroscopic structure, which will help expand its medicinal applications, the Science Ministry said Monday.The RNA membrane can be used for researching how RNA molecules inhibit gene expression, a biologica...

Updated : 2014.07.14 21:17

AIDS scientist pleads not guilty to faking study

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) ― A South Korea-born scientist pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges alleging that he falsified research for an AIDS vaccine to secure millions of dollars in federal funding.Han Dong-pyou, 57, entered his not guilty pleas to four counts of making false statements dur...

Updated : 2014.07.02 20:46

Cause of memory loss in Alzheimer’s identified

Korean researchers successfully identified the source of memory impairment in a brain plagued by Alzheimer’s disease, the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning said Monday.By pinpointing the potential target for treatment, the discovery is expected to open up the possibility of dev...

Updated : 2014.06.30 19:49

Study finds clue to ‘practical’ quantum computers

A joint team of researchers in South Korea and Italy have pulled off generating a hybrid entanglement of classical and quantum states of light, which could lead to developing a practical quantum computer, the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning said Sunday.According to scientists ...

Updated : 2014.06.23 12:05

Trans fat damages skin, liver, blood vessels

Korean researchers have collected more evidence linking trans fats to skin and vascular diseases, and even fatty liver, the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning said Tuesday.Despite trans fats being blamed for diseases including childhood obesity, there have been few studies on how...

Updated : 2014.06.17 21:16

Stem cell scientists create ‘mini-retina’ in lab dish

PARIS (AFP) ― In another step towards reversing degenerative vision loss, scientists said Tuesday they had coaxed stem cells into growing into a tiny, light-sensing retina in a lab dish.The study is an important technical feat in using reprogrammed cells, whose discovery in 2006 has unlea...

Updated : 2014.06.11 20:56