Researchers have confirmed the way a lethal fungal disease has laid waste to huge populations of North American bats. “This model is exciting for us, because we now have a framework for understanding how the disease functions within a bat,” said Michelle Verant, a scientist with the University of Wisconsin and the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) National Wildlife Health Center and the lead author of a study released in BMC Physiology.
Florida’s state wildlife agency has created a draft plan to manage 60 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and other aquatic life. The Imperiled Species Management Plan released last week by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission mixes conservation measures targeted towards specific species as well as broader measures that look to conserve or improve habitats that affect a number of different plants and animals.
With long, spiky legs and formidable fangs, tailless whip scorpions look a lot scarier than they are. Neither spider nor scorpion, these arachnids are mostly blind and lack venom. But the armored predators do engage in fierce territorial battles in which the loser can become dinner. “It’s like a food resource for them—a prize after the fight,” says study leader Kenneth Chapin, a biologist at the University of California, Davis. (See other cannibalistic animals—including hippos.)
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".