Most surgeons do everything they can to stay away from danger, dodging arteries and nerves as they head towards an arthritic hip or an inflamed appendix. Not Dr Bob Chatterjee. “I go looking for trouble,” says the consultant spinal surgeon at the Royal Free Hospital in north London. “To fix the spinal cord you go through the bone, right down onto the nerve and physically move it.”It takes a particular type of person to be a spinal surgeon. “Most doctors don’t like doing it because it’s difficult.
One year ago the conservationist Sacha Dench joined Britain’s smallest swans in the air and followed their epic 4,500-mile migration from the Arctic in a motorised paraglider. Dangling from a fabric harness with a propeller strapped to her back, she flew at the same speed and height as the Berwick swans across 11 countries, from the Russian tundra to Gloucestershire, enduring temperatures of -25°C.
Oliver Cheshire has got used to stares. Despite the fact he’s in the Swiss ski resort of St Moritz – a place that’s a magnet for the beautiful people – he’s getting plenty of double-takes. All the attention is easy to understand: the 29-year-old has been a successful model for more than 10 years. He has worked for Vivienne Westwood, Missoni and Dolce & Gabbana as well as high street brands such as Jack Wills, Gap and Marks & Spencer.
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".