Police in St. Louis, Missouri arrested more than 80 people Sunday (Sept. 17) in the third day of protests following a judge’s decision to acquit a white former officer charged in the 2011 death of a black man. As police responded to protesters—some of whom smashed windows and flipped over garbage cans—at least one group of officers was caught on camera shouting “Whose streets? Our streets!”It was an odd thing to hear coming from police officers.
Depending upon where they are on the globe, astronomy enthusiasts today (Sept. 18) are in for another unusual treat if they look skyward at the right time. In a rare celestial alignment, the moon floats directly between Venus, Mars, and Mercury and the Earth in a 24-hour span ending about 11pm US Eastern Time (3am GMT Sept. 19). This has the effect of hiding each of the planets from our terrestrial view.
The explosions are set to the tune used as the Monty Python theme song—each one a fiery ball of failure. In a humorous show of self-deprecation, seemingly fed by its growing confidence, Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX today (Sept. 14) unveiled a two-minute video of some of its most dramatic rocketry mishaps. It is aptly titled “How Not to Land an Orbital Rocket Booster,” and the footage is accompanied by tongue-in-cheek captions.
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".