Desmond P van Heerden
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 09:15
On 26 April 2017, at 2 am Pacific Daylight Time, the Grand Finale began. The spacecraft Cassini started its first dive into the space between Saturn and its magnificent rings – the first of 22 such dives it will perform before finally crashing into that remote planet.
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 08:15
It is that time of year again. There are chocolate eggs and bunnies in stores, and most people are getting ready for the long weekend. It is Easter! But to whom do we owe this break? Where does it come from? For most Namibians, the answer would be easy – Easter is a Christian holiday.
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 09:30
Whenever we access the internet, we rely on information security. In particular, we all rely on a subsystem of the internet we hardly pay any attention to – the Domain Name System. As it happens, computers are not quite as enamoured as you and I are for pesky human-readable words.
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 08:30
Oxfam, a confederation of charitable organisations focused on the alleviation of global poverty, recently released a report with a rather disturbing statistic. In ‘An economy for the 99 percent,’ they revealed that just eight men owned as much as the poorest 3,6 billion people on the planet.