As the sun winked out over Boiler Bay on the Oregon coast, right in the center of the path of totality and ground zero for the eclipse's path across the country, Josh Adams sat cross-legged on a picnic table meditating. Moments earlier, a false dusk descended on the coast, the light fading from gray to mauve to an almost purple before a temporary night fell for just under two minutes. As the last light faded away, a cheer rose from the dozens of people gathered on the lawn.
With less than 24 hours to go before the eclipse, traffic along the Oregon coast, both on foot and by car, finally began to pick up mid-day Sunday. Sidewalks in Depoe Bay, dead in the center of the path of totality, teemed with tourists. Parking spots along the sea wall were scarce around noon.
Nora, Portland's favorite polar bear, will be saying goodbye early next month and anyone who wants to see her before she leaves will need to get up to the Oregon Zoo in the next few weeks. Nora's last day on public view will be Sept. 10, the zoo announced in a press release Wednesday. "It's been so rewarding to watch Nora grow over the past year," said Amy Cutting, who oversees the Oregon Zoo's marine life area.
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".