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North Korea Planned A Gigantic Cyber Attack Against South Korea

North Korea has been laying the groundwork for a massive cyber attack against South Korea, government officials from South Korea told Reuters.


South Korea Accused Of Massive Cover-Up Of Rape And Murder Ahead Of 2018 Olympics

South Korea is getting ready to host the Olympics in 2018. But a new investigation by the Associated Press has revealed that the last time the country hosted the Olympics, in 1988, the country locked up thousands of so-called vagrants and was complicit in their murder and rape.


The Secret To Stopping Foodborne Illness Might Be Lasers

Researchers have developed a laser that spots illness-inducing bacteria before it makes you sick.


South Korea Will Try To Save Itself From The Inevitable Robot Takeover By Investing $1.3 Billion In AI

South Korea appears to be taking a “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” approach to the forthcoming machine revolution. On Thursday, president Park Geun-hye announced plans to invest one trillion won ($1.13 billion) in the country’s artificial intelligence industry by 2020, largely as a response to the recent shellacking of countryman Lee Sedol at the hands of — you guessed it — Google’s artificial intelligence bot AlphaGo.


AlphaGo's Domination Has South Korea Freaking Out About Artificial Intelligence

For many fans of artificial intelligence, the stellar performance of Google’s AlphaGo machine over human world champion Lee Sedol was a historic milestone. For some in South Korea, however — where the game, known as Baduk, has deep roots — the victories are a little more unsettling.


Lee Sedol Has Beaten Google's AlphaGo For The First Time

It turns out that Google’s AlphaGo isn’t unstoppable. The AI had won three out of the five matches in its series against Lee Sedol, but the computer’s human opponent has now triumphed.


400 Football Fields Could Fit Inside Samsung's New Semiconductor Complex

Samsung already makes the most smartphones in the world, but now the South Korean company is pushing to make the most semiconductors. Samsung just started constructing its own version of Silicon Valley, starting with $US14 billion semiconductor complex larger than 400 football fields.


Beautiful NASA Satellite Photos Reveal South Korea's Seaweed Farms

Here’s some awesome shots from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center showing the intricate puzzle of seaweed farms in South Korea. The sea fields of seaweed are grown on ropes strung along the southern coast of South Korea around Sisan Island. It makes for a beautiful image when seen from afar.


Oh God, This Horrifying Footpath Sinkhole

If you’re a person with irrational fears of urban horror stories, stay far far away from this real life video of two people falling into a sinkhole in Seoul, a mysterious and apparently growing problem in the city, thanks in part (maybe?) to supertall skyscrapers. They step off a bus — only to have the ground literally fall away. Luckily, they somehow escape with only minor injuries.


A Peek Into The Life Of South Korea's Food Porn Superstars

Thousands of South Koreans tune in daily to Muk-bang (eating broadcasts): Online live-stream channels where people eats large amounts of food on camera. Those people, called Broadcast Jockeys (BJ’s), became real celebrities that could earn up to $US9000 a month just by sharing meals with their lonely audience.


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