Brick by brick: walk the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall on a day trip from Beijing PETER ADAMS/GETTYChina has always been worth visiting for its glorious past — but, as the world tilts eastwards, economically and politically, it’s key to understanding our present, too. Not that this is a school trip: on our agenda are dancing in parks, discovering that Yunnan-style mashed potato is your new favourite food, and (of course) pandas. We’re sticking to the megacities, with evocative side trips.
The Libertines will play a Reading And Leeds Festivals warm-up show at London‘s HMV Forum on August 25. The chance to buy tickets will be offered on a ballot basis to fans who sign up to thelibertines.com. Fans can register for the chance to buy up to two tickets each until 6pm (BST) on Friday (August 13). Following the show the reuniting band will play the Leeds Festival on the Friday (27) and Reading Festival on the Saturday (28).
In March 2016, it was revealed that a stem-cell therapy had given 12 Chinese infants suffering from cataracts the ability to see clearly (H. Lin et al. Nature 531, 323–328; 2016). Lead scientist Kang Zhang, visiting professor at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou and Sichuan University, said the regeneration of healthy lenses in children up to two years of age could be a paradigm shift in cataract surgery.
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".