Cats are bossy. Most of the time anyway. I’ve yet to see one that doesn’t think it is clearly above me in the grand hierarchy of life. And most of the time, I’m willing to humor them. Turns out, our ancestors and those of cats had a pretty similar relationship. New genetic analysis of samples going back up to 9,000 years has been published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution. And they basically confirm what any cat owner will already tell you — cats run this shit. Not us.
Earlier this month, NASA managed to snap this astonishing image of the Curiosity rover, crawling up Mount Sharp on Mars. The photo was taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, a sort of communications hub for the planet. Since it entered Martian Orbit back in 2006, MRO has served as a relay satellite for a few rovers and missions to the red planet, and that’s on top of scanning and surveying the landscape as it zooms about in orbit.
One of evolution’s biggest mysteries, for a time, was altruism. It didn’t make sense to many early thinkers why one animal would ever choose to help another. That costs time and energy, and in the state of nature, those are very precious commodities. But, recently we’ve come to understand the phenomenon quite a bit. Lots of animals will help one another out in the short-term.
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".