Scientists have created the world's smallest Christmas card which is so tiny, you could fit more than 200 million of them onto a single postage stamp. In fact, you would need a powerful microscope just to see the card – which measures just 15x20 microns in size - let alone read the festive message inside. It is 10 times smaller than the previous record-holder.
We may all be tucking into "dirty" chlorinated turkey at Christmas if the UK agrees a post-Brexit trade deal with the US, according to new research by food policy experts. They compared UK and EU food standards with those in the US, finding that American poultry is washed in up to four chemical disinfectants that do not meet EU safety standards. They also said these chemicals – which pose a risk to consumers as well as workers in the industry - are used to wash American fruit, vegetables and fish.
Hagfish are bizarre, deep-sea creatures whose biology is so unusual that scientists have struggled to classify them. For one, they are the only known living animals to have a skull but no backbone, meaning no one is quite sure whether they are a type of vertebrate fish or a kind of transitional invertebrate – evolutionary precursors to traditional vertebrates. The animals can go months without food and can even absorb nutrients through their skin – aided by their lack of scales.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".