More debris from the Japan tsunami has been washing up on US shores and scientists are increasingly concerned about the invasive species arriving with it. Initially, it was thought that debris from the tsunami, which devastated Japan in 2011, would hit the west coast of the US in 2013. However, items started to wash up in April this year. In June, a floating dock drifted in to Newport, Oregon, and was found to contain 13lbs (6kg) of organisms per square foot.
A drug derived from human breast milk that destroyed cancer cells in studies is to be tested in a pre-clinical trial. Researchers say their drug is almost "ready to go" and just needs to go through the final tests, the Siberian Times reports. Valentin Vlasov, of the Siberian Institute of Chemical Biology and Fundamental Medicine, explained that the drug was created following a number of studies on lactaptin, a protein found in breast milk.
The world’s biggest fusion reactor is now 50 percent complete, with experts now estimating it will be ready for its first stage of operation in December 2025, with the first power plants up and running by 2040. Fusion energy—the same process that powers the sun—potentially offers near limitless clean energy. If scientists can find a way to harness this source, it could provide enough electricity for millions of years.
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".