Here is a sampling of family-friendly events happening in the Triangle this weekend. ▪ From noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh will be filled with bands, dance groups, vendors and artists representing Latin America’s diverse traditions as part of La Fiesta del Pueblo. For those seeking deeper involvement, 40 nonprofits and government agencies will be set up here as well. Learn more about the free event at elpueblo.org.
House crickets are the M&Ms of the insect world, Zack Lemann says. Like the little round candies, crickets are common, but tasty. His favorite bug to eat, though, is the honeypot ant. The workers’ abdomens are basically balloons of sweet liquid. “I am a sugar junkie,” says Lemann, the chief entomologist of New Orleans’ Audubon Insectarium. “I love eating honeypot ants.” Granted, he doesn’t love every bug he’s eaten, but by now, he knows what to look for in a potentially edible bug.
Veronique Moses’ mom finally thinks she knows what her daughter does for a living. At least that’s the joke Moses told a group of IBM retirees when she led a recent tour of IBM Watson Health at RDU. Her mother, whose background is in education, is no intellectual slouch – it’s just that Moses is at the top of a specialized field, working with rarefied tech on the very cutting edge.
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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".