The government defying science’s warnings about Earth’s climate will engage in an act of radical environmentalism Friday, though not for its own world. After 20 years of flinging itself around the solar system, especially the beautiful, complex system-within-a-system of Saturn and its satellites, NASA’s multibillion-dollar Cassini probe will commit cosmic seppuku to eliminate the remote chance that some resilient Earth germ still aboard wreaks extraterrestrial havoc.
From eternal Democratic officeholders to Republicans who think accepting settled science is a firing offense, California has plenty of political dinosaurs. But it has only one politically approved dinosaur. Augustynolophus morrisi , a hulking, duck-billed vegan on the brink of becoming California’s state dinosaur, is a candidate everyone can get behind (and should not get in front of).
Humans have long been awed and cowed by astronomical phenomena, and for good reason. The heavens remind us that Earth isn’t all there is. By extension, neither are we. Better understanding of the cosmos has underscored our insignificance but reassured us that the world isn’t going to end right after a comet streaks into view. We have presumably made progress since solar eclipses were widely thought to portend social turmoil, natural disaster or divine wrath.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".