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October 16, 2017 2:41 AM ‘Khama secretive as Mugabe’

DESPITE their ideological differences, Botswana President Ian Khama and his Zimbabwean counterpart Robert Mugabe appear to have been hewn from the same block, in as far as their negative perception of the media is concerned, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa) has revealed in its latest report. The two leaders have allowed their administrations 124

October 12, 2017 8:24 AM Facebook bets on mobile VR: I'm not taking the bait

Opinion: Facebook is betting on mobile VR, but it still gives me no reason to buy into the circus. Facebook is launching a new virtual reality (VR) headset which needs no separate PC to operate -- but VR is lacking crucial components to make it a mainstream success. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told attendees of the firm's annual virtual reality developers 105

October 12, 2017 7:09 AM Social Responsibility and Impact: Are Universities making a Difference

Synopsis: Increasingly people are asking the question, “What are Universities for?”. The University of Manchester is unique in its mission in that Social Responsibility is one of its three core strategic goals in the Manchester 2020 Strategy, sitting equally alongside commitments to world-class research and outstanding learning and student experience 102

October 12, 2017 4:00 AM BONMEH advocates workplace mental health policies

That is why Botswana Network for Mental Health (BONMEH) has called on the business community in Botswana to have comprehensive mental health policies. According to BONMEH spokesperson, Charity Kennedy, these mental health problems have a direct impact on workplaces through increased absenteeism, reduced productivity, and increased costs. She said this at a media 125

October 11, 2017 11:43 PM SpaceX successfully launches 2nd rocket in 3 days

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a commercial communications satellite thundered into space Wednesday after a picture-perfect sunset launching from the Kennedy Space Center, the California rocket builder's second flight in just three days and its 15th so far this year. The rocket's previously flown first stage, meanwhile, flipped around and plunged 114

October 11, 2017 11:12 PM Oculus Go has potential, but it may have trouble finding a home

Facebook unveiled the Oculus Go virtual reality headset at the Oculus Connect 4 conference earlier today, a new standalone device that has no wires and doesn't need a PC or phone to operate. That's right: unlike Oculus Rift, you don't need to hook Go up to a pricey PC in order to run VR experiences. You also don't need a phone, like you do with the Samsung 377

October 11, 2017 5:20 PM Close Encounter With Asteroid Will Test Earth's Early Warning System

Early tomorrow, a small asteroid will zip past Earth well inside the Moon’s orbit. NASA says poses no threat, but astronomers around the world will use the opportunity to test the international community’s ability to detect and track potentially dangerous objects. The asteroid is called 2012 TC4, and it measures somewhere between 50 to 100 feet in length 109

October 11, 2017 12:37 PM Watch Asteroid TC4’s Extreme Close Approach With Earth Live Online

On October 12, a 50 foot-wide asteroid will skim past Earth at a distance of 31,000 miles. Named TC4, it is one of the closest asteroids to pass Earth this year. The asteroid is currently travelling at a speed of around nine miles per second. As it makes its flyby of Earth, astronomers are planning to track the close approach from the PanSTARRS observatory 94

October 11, 2017 3:44 AM Ordinary Kenyans feel pinch of political uncertainty

“Time for an interview? I have a lot of time at the moment,” said Owino Onyango, sweating as he stepped out of his blacksmith’s shop in Nairobi to talk business, and politics. “Business goes with politics: if politics go down, business also goes down”, said the 64-year-old, grumbling about the “unhealthy” political climate in Kenya since the Supreme 147

October 10, 2017 7:02 PM Surviving Breast Cancer: Reconstruction Surgery After Mastectomy More Popular Than Ever

The number of women who opt for breast reconstruction after mastectomy has skyrocketed 65 percent in five years. According to a report published Tuesday by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the rate of women 18 and older opting for breast reconstruction from 2009 to 2014 increased 110