North Korea loses world judo event because of security risk

The Korea Herald > National > Science

Cell biology scientists share coveted Shaw Prize

HONG KONG (AFP) ― A Japanese scientist and a German-born biophysicist were on Tuesday named joint winners of the prestigious $1 million Shaw Prize for their pioneering research into molecular product...

Updated : 2014.05.28 20:43

U.N. says carbon levels hit new high

Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations have crossed a new threshold, the U.N.’s weather agency says, highlighting the urgency of curbing man-made, climate-altering greenhouse gases. In April, for...

Updated : 2014.05.27 20:59

Doctors design mini-dialysis machine for babies

LONDON (AP) ― Doctors in Italy have designed a miniature dialysis machine for babies, used for the first time last year to save a newborn girl, according to a new report. Usually, doctors adapt stan...

Updated : 2014.05.27 20:59

More whales being hit by ships along U.S. coast

NEW YORK (AP) ― A cruise ship heading for New York this month struck and killed a whale and dragged it into the Hudson River, part of a higher-than-usual rate of strikes along the Eastern Seaboard f...

Updated : 2014.05.26 20:33

Australian researchers eye fighting fires with explosives

SYDNEY (AFP) ― Australian researchers are working on fighting out-of-control bushfires with explosives, likening the process of using the soundwave produced by a blast to blowing out a candle. Graha...

Updated : 2014.05.26 20:32

April global temperatures tied for highest since 1880

The dry Maria Cristina reservoir in Spain (EPA-Yonhap) WASHINGTON (AFP) ― April was historically hot across the globe, tying with 2010 for the highest average temperature since 1880, the National O...

Updated : 2014.05.21 20:14

Mexico plans to extract 13,000-year-old skeleton

MEXICO CITY (AP) ― Mexican experts plan to extract the entire skeleton of a teenage girl who nearly 13,000 years ago toppled into a deep hole in a Mexican cave and died, an official said. Archaeolog...

Updated : 2014.05.21 20:13

NASA: Russia alone can’t end space station work

The International Space Station (File photo) BERLIN (AP) ― Friction between the United States and Russia over Ukraine won’t spell the end of the International Space Station, the head of NASA said ...

Updated : 2014.05.20 20:49

China winds could carry childhood disease to Japan

WASHINGTON (AFP) ― An airborne toxin that is blown into Japan from northeast China could be the cause of the mysterious Kawasaki disease, a childhood illness that mostly affects the very young, resea...

Updated : 2014.05.20 20:48

Studies say wildfires worse due to global warming

WASHINGTON (AP) ― The devastating wildfires scorching Southern California offer a glimpse of a warmer and more fiery future, according to scientists and federal and international reports. In the pa...

Updated : 2014.05.19 20:25

SpaceX Dragon splashes down to Earth from ISS

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) ― The commercial cargo ship Dragon returned to Earth from the International Space Station on Sunday, bringing back nearly 2 tons of science experiments and old equipment ...

Updated : 2014.05.19 20:25

Cuba’s mobile email experiment causes chaos

HAVANA (AP) ― On an island where most people have no Internet access, the arrival of mobile phone email service was embraced with joy. Tens of thousands of Cubans began emailing like crazy in March ...

Updated : 2014.05.18 20:40

Rio official: Water pollution targets won’t be met

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) ― Rio de Janeiro’s environment secretary has acknowledged that pledges to drastically reduce the amount of pollution that flows into Guanabara Bay before the 2016 Olympics will no...

Updated : 2014.05.18 20:40

Cyclones migrate out of tropics

WASHINGTON (AP) ― Tropical cyclones worldwide are moving out of the tropics and more toward the poles and generally larger populations, likely because of global warming, a surprising new study finds....

Updated : 2014.05.15 20:37

Sewol sailors indicted on charges of homicide

The captain of the Sewol and three other key crew members were indicted on charges of homicide Thursday. The 11 other crew members were indicted for manslaughter. The four key sailors -- the captain...

Updated : 2014.05.15 14:42