Korea Suffers Brain Drain
Academics are turning their back on Korea even as the country requires more highly educated workers in the tech sector to keep abreast of the Chinese. The Chosun Ilbo and the Biological Research Information Center polled 1,005 science and engineering PhD holders and found that 47 percent would prefer to work abroad. >> Full Text

Birthrate to Drop to Record Low This Year
The number of childbirths in Korea is expected to drop to a record low this year. The low point so far was in 2005, when 435,031 babies were born, translating into a birthrate of 1.05 children per woman, but this year it is expected to fall to below 430,000. >> Full Text

Checkups for 5 Major Cancers to Be Free from 2018
Koreans will be entitled to practically free tests for five major cancers, high blood pressure and diabetes from 2018. Last year, 888,807 people were diagnosed with hypertension and 510,266 with diabetes. Some 19,325 people were diagnosed with the five major cancers. >> Full Text

Gimpo airport in Seoul is packed with people going on vacation on Friday. /Newsis

Visitors have fun at an event promoting peaches in Gwanghwamun, Seoul on Thursday. /Newsis

Visitors look at a wax figure at the Musée Grévin in Seoul on Friday, the first anniversary of the museum's opening. /Newsis

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