Through early experiments with fruit flies, and later with brewer’s yeast, Susan Lindquist showed how misshapen proteins in cells can lead to Alzheimer’s disease or cancer, and even provide a path for the evolution of new traits in organisms. An intellectual explorer since childhood, she told the American Society for Cell Biology newsletter in 2004 that she “always had this abiding interest in nature. I remember when I was little, I had no interest in playing with dolls.
Partway through her attempts to get her hometown of Concord to ban the sale of single-serving plastic water bottles, Jean Hill paused to explain her disdain. She was in her 80s, a grandmother, and very direct. “Bottled water is a scam,” she told the Globe in September 2012.
When the John Hancock Tower’s windows started falling out in the mid-1970s, Jerry Ellis saw another great item for his Building 19 chain of discount “semi-lovely” emporiums. Snatching up unbroken 500-pound panes, he sold them for $100 each — “cash and try to carry.” The tower’s owners wouldn’t let him reveal where he got the glass, but he devised a way to tell his customers.
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".