Getting rid of roads through grizzly bear habitats would increase the bears’ numbers, a new study has found, but it’s not the roads themselves that cause harm — it’s the human presence that comes with them. “There’s no doubt that roads themselves are probably not that bad for bears,” Clayton Lamb, one of the paper’s co-authors and a biologist at the University of Alberta, told the Canadian Press. However, since roads rarely go unused, their presence does tend to mean less bears.
The intense wintery weather that we’ve seen in the past few weeks may not be beloved by everyone, but surely it is at least welcomed by snowmen, right? Actually, maybe not. As it turns out, the weather in the maritimes recently has been so powerful that even snowmen feared for their lives. Last week, a weather system known as bombogenesis (AKA “bomb cyclone”) hit Eastern Canada, bringing with it stormy weather, intense snow, and freezing rain.
An unlucky Canada goose experienced a rather nightmarish scenario last week, becoming frozen to the ground on the shore of Lake Ontario. The goose was found in Humber Bay Park, firmly glued to the ground by ice — an experience anyone who’s ever gotten their tongue stuck to a frozen surface can probably imagine all too clearly. Fortunately, rescuers from the Toronto Wildlife Centre showed up with what everyone who’s ever licked a frozen fence pole knows is the only solution: warm water.
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".