South Korea

Fabric Could Charge Your Gadgets

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Tech

Scientists in South Korea have developed a fabric that can generate static electricity and then harnesses it as energy, powering a range of wearable t...

How Was a Violent Criminal with Prior Convictions in South Korea Able to Get So Close to US Ambassador?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

Even as the massive joint military exercise by South Korea and the US is set to begin on March 28, the protestors of the drill have already perpetrated one violent assault and multiple verbal attacks on it.

North Korea Accused Of Nuclear Hack

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Tech

The South Korean government has accused North Korea of hacking a nuclear power provider and stealing secret data. A report claims that North Korean...

US Ambassador Slashed In Face By Screaming Knifeman

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK

This is the terrifying moment a screaming knifeman slashed a US envoy in the face. Ambassador Mark Lippert was attacked at a performing arts centr...

Campaigning Across the World - How Cruelty Free International is Ending Animal Testing for Cosmetics

Michelle Thew | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK
Michelle Thew

Korea is not known for sympathy towards animals - practices such as eating dogs may be dwindling, but the first job was to influence public opinion.

Now You See Them... South Korean Couple Swallowed By 10ft Sinkhole

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK

This is the horrifying moment a sinkhole opened under the feet of a couple simply walking along a pavement. The incident was filmed by security ca...

Eaten by Robots

George Zarkadakis | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Tech
George Zarkadakis

Given the risk of being devoured, or otherwise exterminated by the conscious robots of the future why do we persist in developing ever more intelligent computer systems, and ever more agile robotic technologies?

Mid-Air Row Over Nuts Ends In Jail For Privileged Korean Air Executive

AP | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK

The inflight tantrum dubbed "nut rage" culminated Thursday in a one year prison sentence for Korean Air heiress Cho Hyun-ah, a humiliating rebuke that...

Woman 'Eaten' By Robot

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Tech

An unfortunate woman in South Korea was left in ‘agony’ after being partially eaten by a robot vacuum cleaner. The Guardian reports that the wo...

South Korean Women React To US Junk Food

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Is it a bush tucker trial? Judging from the fuss, you'd think so. The reality is that a handful of South Korean women have been asked to taste test...

Nitrogen Leak Kills Two At LG TV Factory

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Tech

Two people have died during an accident at LG's TV factory in South Korea. It is believed that the two men were engineers carrying out routine main...

Four Officials Rapped In Korean Air 'Nut Rage' Scandal

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Ryan Barrell | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK

A bag of macadamia nuts could cost four South Korean officials their jobs, with punishment promised by investigators after an incident with a former K...

North Korean Citizens Called Kim Jong-Un Ordered To Change Their Name

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK

Kim Jong-Un has banned the beleaguered citizens of North Korea from sharing his name, according to internal state documents obtained by South Korean m...

South Korea Trolls Atheist North Korea By Erecting Giant Christmas Tree Visible From Border

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK

South Korea has approved a Christian group’s plans to set up a large, illuminated Christmas tree near the border with North Korea. But while und...

South Korea Grounds Planes So Their Students Can Take Exams In Silence

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Well, you can't accuse South Korea of not being dedicated to their younger generation's future. The country went so far as to ground planes so its ...

Fashion, Solidarity and Reform in the Anglo-Kurdish Relationship

Gary Kent | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

MPs, many of whom once struggled to place Kurdistan on a map, are better informed and understand that Kurds are efficient allies in the common fight against Daish. This is eroding the deep resistance to involvement in Iraq, which came to be defined as a disaster of the first magnitude, and maybe Syria.

Planet Appetite: Korean Kimchi Is Good for You

Rupert Parker | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Although it's usually made with cabbage, there are over 200 varieties of Kimchi in Korea, and fermentation produces lactic acid bacteria which protect against cancer, boost the body's immune system and keep your skin young.

This Drum Battle Between US Marines And The South Korean Army Bands Is Both Impressive And Uplifting

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Comedy

Things You Don't See Every Day, No.542: A drum-off between the III Marine Expeditionary Force band and the Republic of Korea Army band. Starting o...

Can Coding Help Us Get Ahead?

Rachel Swidenbank | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Tech
Rachel Swidenbank

20 years ago we were leading the way in technological advancements, and now our children will be provided with the skills that will present them with the opportunity to become the new masters of technology.

South Korea Sends 'Banned' Choco Pies To North Korea By Helium Balloon

Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK

Activists in South Korea have sent bundles of banned chocolate snacks across the border to the North via a series of helium balloons. Choco Pies a...

Korean Baseball Team Unveils Robot Fans

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Tech

A South Korean baseball team, the Hanwha Eagles, has unveiled a new legion of 'robotic' fans designed to let people watching at home participate in li...

The Curse of the Female Gender in North Korean Party Rhetoric and Beyond

Niki O'Brien | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK
Niki O'Brien

These statements against Guen-hye's gender are far from unusual as a by-product of the sexist nature of the North Korean regime, and bring into view a much wider issue facing both female North Korean citizens and refugees - their systematic exclusion and increasing exploitation.

The How to Guide of Teaching, Living, and Dating in South Korea

Toni Rae | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Toni Rae

Living overseas is not just an admirable endeavor, it is a complete lifestyle change. Back in 2008, after my third lay off at the ripe old age of 25, I chose to take a position teaching English in South Korea at Yang Yang Girls' High School. Now here are some things you should know about teaching in South Korea...

Write to Learn

Stephen_Brown | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK
Stephen_Brown

Monday's news that Asia had received top marks in the 2014 global education index was received warmly right across Asia, and by many of us in the development community too.

'I Think I Look More Handsome' Says Man Who Had 10 Eye Surgeries To Look Asian (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

An ex-model who claims to have endured 10 surgical procedures on his eyes to make him appear more Asian, has spoken about his dramatic new look. X...