On January 14th, 2011, a 39-year-old computer engineer was admitted to Princeton University Hospital in New Jersey with nagging, flu-like symptoms. The man was nauseated, suffering from severe joint pains, wracked by a strange, convulsive trembling in his legs. Doctors at the hospital tried one treatment after another but Xiaoye Wang only became weaker.
I've been thinking about spring. It's just been that kind of winter, described by a Wisconsin native in our local paper as "a cold spell," which is definitely one way to talk about a week when the windchill dropped to -50 Fahrenheit.
S ome years ago, on a family visit to Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky, my two sons and I signed up for a guided, several-hour ramble downward into the cave. My husband, who is claustrophobic, waited above ground. He refused to even go down the steps toward the shadowy arch of the main entrance.
In these last moments of 2010, when we raise a glass to the end of the year and the promise of the new one, let's not forget to appreciate that our cocktails are legal and the alcohol in them is unlikely to kill us where we stand.
We are pleased to announce that the application period for the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship program in 2016-17 will open on January 1 and we welcome science journalists from around the world to apply for this unique and career-enhancing opportunity. The Knight Science Journalism (KSJ) program, founded at MIT in 1982 with a generous endowment from the James S.
I grew up on a dead-end street in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where remnants of swampy forest surrounded the old wood-frame homes. Live oaks lined the streets. Spanish moss dripped from their branches. Snakes coiled under the ancient azaleas that edged the yards. It was, in fact, the perfect setting for a haunted Halloween night.
In the 17th century, the Dutch city of Delft was a business center of note, bustling with some 21,000 people, famed for its production of beer, shimmering fabrics and delicately painted pottery. It also served as home to two remarkable visionaries, one a scientist, the other an artist, both influential in the way we see the world today.
Last week-along with science writers from more than forty countries-I flew to South Korea to participate in the 9 th World Conference of Science Journalists. The conference had paired my lecture (Pulitzer Prize winner, 1992, beat reporting) with one by Sir Tim Hunt ( Nobel Prize winner, 2001, Physiology or Medicine).
On Monday, June 8, both Sir Tim Hunt (recipient of a Nobel Prize in Biology) and I (winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting) were invited to give opening lectures at the World Conference of Science Journalists in Seoul, South Korea.
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
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".