Ignore the Bro Code at your peril, dudes. Young straight men get more emotional satisfaction from their close male friendships than their romantic partners, suggests a new study published in Men and Masculinities. The researchers from the University of Winchester note that intimate male friendships have become more socially acceptable in recent years. Which can only be a good thing. But we wonder how common they are really.
Keeping dirty laundry in the bedroom allows bedbugs to thrive, suggests a new study. Bedbugs have soared in the last few years, partly thanks to low-cost international travel which has allowed them to spread between countries. And now researchers at the University of Sheffield have shown that the insects are drawn to dirty laundry, which could be particularly problematic when travelling. The findings are published in Scientific Reports.
A blood test that detects a heart attack more quickly could speed up diagnosis and save the NHS millions every year. Developed by a team from King's College London, the new test is quicker than the current one and can rapidly rule out a heart attack in more people. It means the test could reassure patients in A&E departments and free up bed space in UK hospitals. It's estimated over two thirds of people who go to A&E complaining of chest pain have not had a heart attack.
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".