Belgian Surrealist painter René Magritte’s works now sell for millions, but back in the early 1930s, the artist struggled just to buy art supplies. That’s why he sliced one of his finished works, “La Pose Enchantée,” or "The Enchanted Pose" an image of two nude women standing next to one another, into four pieces, using the canvases to create other paintings.
This Friday and Saturday morning, you might want to consider braving the cold to head outside for the Leonid Meteor Shower, reports Deborah Byrd at EarthSky. This annual event has produced some truly shows. The Leonids take place when the Earth passes through the dust and debris trailing behind by the comet Tempel-Tuttle, which orbits the sun once every 33 years.
Astronomers have announced the discovery of an Earth-sized exoplanet orbiting Ross 128—a red dwarf star just 11 light years away. It's the closest planet orbiting a “quiet star” found so far, reports Sarah Kaplan at The Washington Post, making it a prime candidate for potential life. According to a press release from the European Space Agency, the new planet, called Ross 128 b, was discovered by the High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS) at the La Silla Observatory in Chile.
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".