I lost power in my Capitol Hill apartment at 4:42 p.m. on Monday. How can I be so precise with that time? My girlfriend lives three blocks from me, also lost power at the same time, and texted me immediately. I was one of hundreds of thousands of others in the region in this predicament, and it’s always a little scarier than you think it’s going to be. You think you know what it’ll feel like to lose power until you do. There was certainly one way I was not prepared for the outage at all.
There’s a new athletic team in Washington state helping men and women fulfill their dreams of hitting someone else with an ax. Members of the Armored Combat League (ACL) compete in events wearing full, medieval-style armor, and they swing actual weapons. “You use whatever means necessary within our safety rule set to put your opponents down,” ACL Pacific Region Commander Erik Saari told 770 KTTH’s Jason Rantz.
click to enlarge A handful of labs scattered across the country are collaborating with an Oregon company to build the world's greenest family tree - cannabis. "The whole point of this project is so people know what they are getting," says Mowgli Holmes, the chief scientific director and co-founder of Phylos Bioscience in Portland.
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".