“Life uh… finds a way” is one of Jeff Goldblum’s many great lines in playing chaos theory mathematician Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park. In his wry style, Malcolm is pointing out nature’s cunning habit of thriving, even when humans interfere with natural habitats. Or put another way, you can place a giant fence around a T. Rex but it’ll still find of way of eating you in the end. What’s that you say – Jurassic Park’s not a nature documentary? You’ve just ruined my childhood.
Large groups of swarming midges are composed entirely of males, where their combined motion generates high-pitched sounds that attract females. Physicists are among the scientists trying to understand the underlying principles of “collective behaviour”, which is observed in a range of biological systems. Insights from their work could lead to real-world applications such as crowd-management strategies and smart energy networks that are more resistant to catastrophic failure.
Positron emission tomography (PET) scanning differs from most other medical imaging techniques because it is used to look at function inside the body, rather than structure. In this video interview, Simon Cherry from UC Davis in the US explains the physics underpinning PET scans and how these machines are used in the diagnoses and monitoring of cancer. Cherry is the leader of the $15.5m EXPLORER project to develop the world’s first PET scanner that can image the entire body simultaneously.
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".