If you’re among the many who did somersaults in 2015 when NASA announced it had found “the best evidence yet” for water flowing on the surface of Mars, you’ll probably want to sit down. On Monday, a team of researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey published a study that suggests dark streaks spotted on the steep slopes of Mars probably aren’t moist patches that could harbor microbial life, but instead are left behind by flowing sand or dust.
It’s an interstellar object known as 'Oumuamua, a moniker meant to reflect its standing as a messenger from the past, and the tale it has to tell certainly is an interesting one. Scientists on Monday released a more detailed description of 'Oumuamua, more formally known as 1I/2017 U1, which was first spotted streaking across the cosmos on Oct. 19.
Twenty-five years ago, a group of scientists 1,700 strong came to an unsettling conclusion: if mankind did little to curb global warming, the decimation of fisheries, ozone layer depletion, and the unchecked exploitation of water resources, changes in our environment would “so alter the living world that it will be unable to sustain life in the manner that we know.”On the report’s silver anniversary, more than 15,000 scientists are back with a follow-up, and its findings aren’t good.
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".