Evolutionary history presents many seeming success stories: the ubiquitous mosquito, the cosmopolitan cockroach and, of course, we humans. Despite the challenge of adapting to diverse habitats, these creatures now populate much of the globe. But not all are so numerous or hardy. Writing in Annual Reviews, scientists recently explored the evolutionary underpinnings of one of nature’s most decimated groups: the land snails of oceanic islands.
When faced with the thought of their own deaths, people sometimes wonder: What will become of my remains? Who will discover the body? It may seem impossible to know such answers, but Alison Galloway has the grotesque visitation schedule down to a science. “Typically, the flies are the first to arrive,” Galloway says. Galloway is a professor of anthropology at UCSC, where she specializes in the study of human skeletons.
As fans of both the San Lorenzo River and the Santa Cruz art scene prepare for Ebb and Flow’s June kickoff (see cover story), the Coastal Watershed Council is wasting no time looking into whether or not efforts to get more people to enjoy the river are actually working. The council released the data in May with its annual Riverwalk Usage Study report.
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".