Six cases of rare ‘polio-like’ illness diagnosed in children in Minnesota – CNN

 

(CNN)Six children in Minnesota have been diagnosed with a rare “polio-like” disease since mid-September, state health officials said.

Acute flaccid myelitis, known as AFM, affects the body’s nervous system — specifically, the spinal cord — and can cause paralysis. Unlike polio,

Source: Six cases of rare ‘polio-like’ illness diagnosed in children in Minnesota – CNN

Hubble telescope hit by mechanical failure

The Hubble Space Telescope is operating with only essential functions after it lost one of three gyroscopes needed to point the spacecraft.

The observatory, described as one of the most important scientific instruments ever created, was placed in “safe mode” over the weekend, while scientists try to fix the problem.

Hubble had been operating with four of its six gyroscopes when another failed on Friday.

The telescope was launched in 1990.

Source: Hubble telescope hit by mechanical failure

Wind Power could Warm Earth, Study Finds

Researchers say that Wind farms will cause more environmental impact than previously thought.

Wind farms are an important source of renewable energy. They generate electricity by removing energy from the wind. A switch from fossil fuels to wind energy could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and subsequent global warming. But wind farms also modify local climate and affect the transfer of energy, mass and moisture within the air. Therefore, large-scale wind farms can also lead to climate change.

 

Source: Wind Power could Warm Earth, Study Finds

HyperX’s Bluetooth gaming headset is built for audiophiles

Kingston’s HyperX division already has a popular, long-lasting Bluetooth headset with the $160 Cloud Flight, but it’s aiming for the Hi-Fi set with its latest model. The HyperX Cloud MIX headset meets the hi-res audio spec by delivering sound from 10 Hz all the way up to 40,000 KHz (when plugged in). At the same time, it still delivers 20 hours of battery life while in Bluetooth mode, compared to 30 hours for the Cloud Flight.

Source: HyperX’s Bluetooth gaming headset is built for audiophiles

China’s markets tumble after central bank moves to spur the economy

China’s stock markets tumbled on Monday, as investors were unnerved by the central bank’s decision to slash the amount of cash that the country’s lenders must hold as reserves, in a bid to help spur economic growth.

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) announced measures on Sunday to cut the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) — or the amount of cash that most commercial banks need to set aside at the central bank.

Source: China’s markets tumble after central bank moves to spur the economy

Tropical Storm Michael Strengthening in Northwestern Caribbean Sea, Could Threaten Northeastern Gulf Coast as a Hurricane Midweek | The Weather Channel

At a Glance

  • Tropical Storm Michael is strengthening in the northwestern Caribbean Sea.
  • Michael could threaten the northeastern Gulf Coast as a hurricane in the week ahead.
  • Storm surge, damaging winds and heavy rain are likely impacts along the northeastern Gulf Coast by midweek.
  • Tropical storm warnings have been issued for parts of western Cuba and the northeastern Yucatan Peninsula.
  • Hurricane watches will likely be posted along the northeastern Gulf Coast of the U.S. on Monday.
  • Tropical-storm-force winds could arrive on the northeastern Gulf Coast by late Tuesday or early Wednesday.

Source: Tropical Storm Michael Strengthening in Northwestern Caribbean Sea, Could Threaten Northeastern Gulf Coast as a Hurricane Midweek | The Weather Channel

Meghan Markle’s half sister reportedly turned away from Kensington Palace | Fox News

Meghan Markle’s half-sister Samantha Markle made a surprise visit to Kensington Palace on Monday.

In recently released photos, the 53-year-old writer and a male companion hand over a letter to palace security. However, she was ultimately unable to gain entry. But, on Sunday, Samantha teased her Twitter followers, writing, “Everybody would love to know what’s in that letter.”

Princess Eugenie’s Wedding Cake Has One Surprising Similarity to Meghan Markle’s

Samantha, who recently changed her last name from Grant to Markle, was also spotted happily buying party masks from a London street vendor featuring Meghan and Prince Harry’s faces that same day. She made her way about the city in a wheelchair due to multiple sclerosis.

Source: Meghan Markle’s half sister reportedly turned away from Kensington Palace | Fox News

Christine Blasey Ford still unable to live at home due to death threats, lawyers say | TheHill

Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her, cannot move back to her home due to the volume of death threats she is still receiving, her lawyers told NBC on Sunday.

One of Ford’s attorneys, Debra Katz, told NBC’s Kasie Hunt that it’s going to be “quite some time” before Ford and her family can return home.

Source: Christine Blasey Ford still unable to live at home due to death threats, lawyers say | TheHill