The words ‘snow’ and ‘desert’ don’t often appear together in the same sentence. But this week saw snow cover parts of the Sahara desert for just the third time in 37 years. The 40cm deep snow was pictured covering the sand in the small Saharan desert town of Ain Sefra after a freak snowstorm on Sunday. Can you visit the snow-capped dunes? While the snow began melting late Sunday evening, this is the second time in as many years that snow has fallen in the world’s hottest desert.
Vintage photographs discovered at jumble sales and auctions reveal how much — and how little — has changed in London. They were found by photographer Glen Fairweather, who scours the capital for pictures that show the near past, with this set taken between the Fifties and Eighties. To compare them with the present day, Standard chief photographer Jeremy Selwyn took shots from the same angles.
In 2017, the world's best photographers captured moments of surprise, joy, fear and sadness. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle delighted the world in November when they revealed they were engaged to be married in May next year. But Britain was also left in mourning after the London Bridge, Manchester and Westminster terror attacks and the devastating Grenfell Tower fire.
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".