NEW HAVEN — Christine Lattin, a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University, studies how wild house sparrows react to stress. Her work involves scanning the birds with positron emission tomography to measure stress over time as the birds are kept in captivity. She believes her research will yield new information about how birds adapt to the stresses in their environment, such as loss of habitat, predators or pollution, and how human behavior may help or hinder how the animals thrive.
When Nancy Yedlin’s father was dying of cancer in a New Jersey hospital, she and her family couldn’t have anticipated the stress they would undergo as his life neared its end. “He had an advance directive. He had a living will to say what he wanted or didn’t want at the end of life, and he had cancer. … But we could not in a family meeting get his oncologist to talk about palliative care or hospice,” Yedlin said.
GUILFORD — The brightly colored turkeys — pink, purple, orange, yellow — strutting around their pen at Gozzi’s Turkey Farms on Saturday drew more than families coming to view their vivid hues. A group of about 15 vegans lined the road outside the farm at 2443 Boston Post Road to stand up for what they called the turkeys’ rights not to be dyed, killed and eaten.
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".