I write about science. health and technology, as well as the arts. I also host and produce podcasts, and am learning to produce Web video and data visualizations. My interests are wide-ranging but include fringe physics, strange animals, science fiction, music and art.
Extremes, by definition, give a name to the limits of our comprehension or our tolerance; sometimes both. There are further extremes beyond the extremes, always. “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy,” Hamlet said, and what he didn’t say, and perhaps what Shakespeare knew, is that there are even more things beyond that.
So in that sense the Libertarian Party is not only pragmatic, but a pretty good fit for a lot of my ideas, especially here in California, where wacky ideas can go a lot farther than they would, say, in the Bible Belt. At the end of the day, all I want is for transhumanist technologies [e.g.
To say the election of Donald Trump came as a shock to many people, myself included, is a hilarious understatement. Not quite four months into the actual fact of the man holding office, and that sentence still smacks with the aluminum tang of cheap science fiction. In his 2014 novel The Peripheral, William Gibson touched ever so briefly, and in the abstract, on the convergence of American politics and reality T.V.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".