With "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" opening Friday night, we look at the long-running saga's scientific plausibility. No, you will not get a real lightsaber in your Christmas stocking this year, and neither will anybody else, ever. Mark Raizen, a professor of physics at the University of Texas at Austin, says there's just nothing about the way light behaves that would make that glowing sword possible. "It's not going to happen," he says.
Houstonians believe they live in an exceptionally generous city. It turns out they're right, and the numbers prove it. Charity Navigator, a nonprofit watchdog organization that evaluates charities, has rated Houston as the most generous metropolitan area in the U.S. in 2016 and 2015. Houston slipped to No. 2 in Charity Navigator's most recent ratings, based on the up-to-date tax forms provided by charities. (San Diego was No.
The imagination of every American born after 1950 and not raised in a cult has been shaped by the work of a man who lives on a quiet cul-de-sac in Kingwood. Gerard Baldwin, 87 this year, is an Emmy-winning animator, director, writer and producer of such cartoon greats as Mr. Magoo, Rocky and Bullwinkle, George of the Jungle, the Smurfs and the Grinch. He animated the first Cap'n Crunch commercial. He did many "Sesame Street" shorts. In other words, he's been there, drawn that.
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".