Zika-carrying mosquito found in Korea, CDC says

A mosquito that is known to be capable of carrying the Zika virus has been found in Korea for the first time this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.The Aedes albopictus mosquito, also known as the As...

[Weekender] How to celebrate Children‘s Day with family

Children’s Day, which to some may just be a day off to catch up on sleep or binge watch their favorite TV shows, has a rich history indebted to the efforts of one man -- Pang Chong-hwan.The late children’s advocate and political...

French Lascaux cave paintings add sparkle to hidden gem Gwangmyeong Cave

GWANGMYEONG, Gyeonggi Province (Yonhap) -- The fate of Gwangmyeong Cave has fluctuated with the various happenings in the wild Korean modern history. During the Japanese colonial period (1910-1945), it was abused for precious met...

[Travel Bits] Round up of travel news from around the world 

 Springtime eateries on Jejudo Island The following are two eateries on Jejudo Island featuring natural, seasonal dishes that travelers may want to visit during their spring outings. Temple Stay Food in the southwestern distric...

[Around the hotels] Round up of hotel events and news

 Sheraton D Cube City presents Sheraton Wine Market  Sheraton Seoul D Cube City is holding Sheraton Wine Market from noon to 9:30 p.m. on May 1-31. During the promotion period, guests can enjoy wine with no corkage fee during ...

[Home Cooking] Saeu ganghoe (Green onion-tied shrimp and asparagus)

Spring is in full swing! Gorgeous spring vegetables are everywhere. Among them is asparagus, which tastes best at this time of year. Another spring treasure is tender, thin green onion, called shilpa. It’s mild and sweet. I decid...

Piccolo lattes and hefty cookies at Hayley’s Cafe

There is something deeply satisfying about a cookie, especially when it is fat and plump, cake-like on the inside but crackly crisp and caramelized around the edges -- like the ones at Hayley’s Cafe in Sinsa-dong, Seoul. The bak...

Ministop selling 1,000-won iced coffee

Convenience store chain Ministop will be selling “Big Iced Coffee” for 1,000 won (80 cents) until May 8. The move to increase the size of the beverage and reduce its price was done to meet rising demand for convenience store co...

Despite damage, Palmyra retains authenticity: UNESCO

PARIS (AFP) -- The U.N. cultural agency said Wednesday that the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra had suffered significant damage at the hands of Islamic State fighters, but that the archaeological site retains much of its authentici...

What to do with billions of useless humans?

It is no news that machines have come to largely replace physical labor and computers surpass human beings in processing data. But in the future, the development of artificial intelligence may render humans obsolete even in the re...

Poets from Korea, Iran to meet in Tehran

Korean and Iranian poets will gather at an event in Iran next week to recite and discuss each other’s poetry. Three Korean poets Kim Hu-ran, Shin Dal-ja and Jang Seok-nam will be meeting with Fatemeh Rakei, one of Iran’s most i...

Met curator Andrew Bolton, quiet defender of fashion as art

NEW YORK (AP) -- The opening seconds of the trailer for “The First Monday in May,” the new documentary about the dizzyingly star-studded Met Gala, show pop star Rihanna tossing her fashionable head in slo-mo as the red-carpet ca...

Indians take to Buddhist chanting to alleviate urban stress

NEW DELHI (AP) -- The bank executive, the book publisher and the social worker had one thing in common: Their hectic lives in the crowded Indian capital had become so chaotic and stressful, they’ve turned to chanting Buddhist man...

New plainclothes morality police prompt criticism in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Tehran resident Sousan Heidari has stopped letting her headscarf slip casually down over her neck and shoulders while driving in the Iranian capital. These days, the 22-year-old with a taste for bold makeup mak...

Jimmy Choo creative director Sandra Choi talks glamour and ? of course ? shoes

In some fashion universe, TV’s fashion cheerleader Carrie Bradshaw is probably talking to her husband, John James “Mr. Big” Preston, and gazing at all of her shoes. After all, the former Ms. Bradshaw, a lover of shoes, missed h...