There may be important Brexit legislation to get through and bills on public sector pay, but there are no MPs to see to it from today. MPs are back on holidays again - just nine days after returning to Parliament from a six-week summer break. Parliament returned on Tuesday last week, after being on summer recess since 20 July. But while those they represent, including school children, have weeks of hard work ahead of us before their next break – MPs rose for another three week holiday yesterday.
Women can now buy the morning after pill online for the first time in the UK - at a price of just £4.99. It's understood to be the first time the pill is available on the internet, in a move that has already been branded 'alarming' by critics. Chemist-4-U shoppers can order an 'advanced supply' of Levonelle, a generic version of the emergency contraception, at just the click of a mouse. It means women can purchase one pack per order to be stored at home in the event they feel they will need it.
A "very happy" group of engineers has launched a 3D-printed rocket engine from a rural paddock in Kyneton, Victoria. It took university researchers and manufacturers four months to design, print and test-fire the engine using 3D printing technology, also known as additive manufacturing. The aerospike rocket engine was built by a team of Monash University engineering students and Amaero Engineering staff.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".