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Jay Cutler is spending quarantine trying to find a chicken murderer

There’s a murderer on the loose, and former NFL quarterback Jay Cutler is on the case. Over the last four days, Cutler has taken to his Instagram account (@ifjayhadinstagram) to try and solve the mystery that has taken over his Nashville, TN farm. “We’ve got a chicken serial killer on the loose. We’ve lost quite…

Customer spending sees 8.2%uptick in May

June 26 (UPI) -- U.S. consumer spending saw an 8.2 percent uptick in May, partly erasing plunges in the previous two months due to the economic crisis brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. A Commerce Department report released Friday showed spending was up $994.5 billion. And while that's good news for the U.S. economy, it…

Rich Americans cut their spending, and that hurt low-income jobs

San Francisco (CNN Business)Rich Americans who curtailed their spending during the pandemic ended up costing a lot of low-wage workers their jobs, a trend that could hinder an economic recovery, according to Harvard University research released Wednesday.The top 25% of the wealthiest US households accounted for two-thirds of the declines in credit card spending from…

U.S. consumer spending tanks; savings hit record high

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumers cut spending by the most on record for the second straight month in April while boosting savings to an all-time high, and the growing frugality reinforced expectations the economy could take years to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The report from the Commerce Department on Friday, together with news that…

US costs on video games just struck a new quarterly record

American consumers spent more this past quarter on video games than they ever have before, to the tune of $10.9 billion — up 9 percent from the year before, according to industry analyst NPD Group (via Bloomberg). The period covers only January to March, meaning spending in the current quarter ending June 30th might end…

Americans are spending their coronavirus stimulus checks on food, gas and paying back friends

Girl wearing mask and gloves in grocery storePhynart StudioNew data shows the government's coronavirus stimulus checks are providing much-needed relief to Americans struggling with day-to-day living costs.Data compiled by digital bank Current found members who received stimulus payments over the past five days spent 16% of the money on food, including takeout and delivery. An…

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Why Light Pollution is a Crucial Test of Humanity’s Problem-Solving Skills

As artificial light has spread across, cities roads and through industry, unadulterated night skies have become something of a rarity. That’s a particular bugbear for astronomers — artificial light obscures their view of the faintest objects. It can also have a negative influence on mental health and changes the ways animals forage for food and…

Another Month Gone, Another Month Entering the Global Warming Record Books

The first of several monthly analyses of the global climate is now in, and it's not much of a surprise: Last month finished in a virtual tie for warmest June on record.The analysis, from the Copernicus Climate Change Service in Europe, finds that global temperatures in June added up to 0.53 degrees C warmer than the…

OPTN-ATG9 interaction accelerates autophagic degradation of ubiquitin-labeled mitochondria

IMAGE: Damaged mitochondria are selectively eliminated via autophagy called mitophagy. In mammalian cells, ubiquitin chains on the damaged mitochondria play critical roles to induce mitophagy. Researchers at Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of... view more  Credit: TMiMS Researchers at TMIMS have revealed that PINK1 (a serine/threonine kinase) and Parkin (a ubiquitin ligating enzyme: E3) work together to ubiquitylate…

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KRASG12C-Mutant NSCLC Likely Smoking-Related, Targetable by Brain Metastasis Therapies

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - KRASG12C-mutant non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) appears to be smoking-related and is likely targetable by inhibitors that can delay or prevent brain metastasis, according to an analysis of real-world outcomes. "Currently, the majority of druggable oncogene-driven NSCLCs occur in non-smokers/light ex-smokers," Dr. Wanyuan Cui of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in…

Proton Pump Inhibitors Tied to COVID-19 Risk

Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. People who use proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may be more likely to get COVID-19, researchers say. In light of this finding, physicians should consider which patients truly need these powerful acid-lowering drugs, said Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS, professor of medicine and…

Breathed In Dye Enables Intraoperative Visualization of Lung-Tumor Margin

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Inhalational indocyanine green (ICG) can be useful for the intraoperative visualization of lung-tumor margin, researchers from South Korea report. Surgical resection with adequate tumor-free margin provides optimal long-term survival in patients with early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but defining the tumor margin during surgery can be challenging. Dr. Hyun Koo…