Instead of eating less this Thanksgiving, try eating slower. These are the findings of a new study presented at the American Heart Association, which suggests that slow eaters are less likely to develop metabolic syndrome, which includes heart disease, diabetes and a battery of risk factors for stroke. In other words, this year you’d best save the gobbling for the Turkeys and take your time.
When people describe their cat as “just like a dog” what they mean is that their cat is not a dick. But a recent paper suggests that, contrary to feline stereotypes, cats are actually really into humans. Adding to a body of research that defends man’s most indifferent friend, the findings go as far as to say that cats like people more than food. Dogs don’t even seem sold on that detail.
Scientists successfully used gene therapy to save the life of a 9-year-old Syrian boy, after a rare genetic disease obliterated 80 percent of his skin. The boy suffers from junctional epidermolysis bullosa, a disorder that causes skin to blister and tear. Local doctors managed the condition with morphine (for the pain) until it became unbearable, upon which they transferred the boy to a burn unit in Germany. As a new case study published in Nature describes, they didn’t think he’d make it.
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".