Our photo of the day is a lesson in biodiversity. What kind of beetle is this? Photographer Andreas Kay didn't include the species, aside from the description that it is cute and little, of which we agree! We feature a lot of photographs taken by Kay; they offer such a unique view of the world we live in, and the Amazon rainforest in particular. Kay is a scientist who studied in Germany and Switzerland, before moving to Ecuador, where he has been documenting the diversity of life ever since.
Sorry, shoppers, but empty supermarket shelves could be a good thing. So here's something funny. People loved to complain about Whole Foods, otherwise known as Whole Paycheck, because it had a reputation for being upscale and expensive. And then Amazon bought the company, and now many of the prices have dropped and some of the glossy elitist shine has been softened ... and now people love to complain about Whole Foods for not being fancy enough.
A study found that, after teaching a lesson outside, teachers were able to hold kids' attention for nearly twice as long during a subsequent indoor lesson. Some elementary school teachers are reluctant to take their students outside for lessons for fear it will get them too riled up and unable to focus. After all, deviations from normal routine do have a tendency to throw kids off, and there is so much to distract outdoors.
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".