It should come as no surprise that the late Oliver Sacks starts his final book on the brain with sweet insights into Charles Darwin and the meaning of flowers. He was always an intellectual magpie. Darwin delighted in the intricacies of other lifeforms. Bees' legs laden with pollen. The opulence of an orchid's sex organs. The sticky tentacles of a carnivorous sundew hungry for fly flesh ("…a wonderful plant, or rather a most sagacious animal").
No animals were killed in the making of this meatIt sounds like science fiction, but your local supermarket might start selling lab-grown meat within a decade. Mark Post remembers the moment he first tasted his lab-grown meat. "It was dry, there was no fat in it yet, so it wasn't perfect. But it tasted meaty". The texture was meat-like too. Professor Post is leading the way in the race to grow meat from stem cells rather than factory-farmed animals.
The recent rally by white nationalists and supremacists on the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, has left Americans soul searching. But what they might discover in the history of their heartland is chilling. During the protests white supremacists and alt-right members waved flags emblazoned with Nazi-symbolism — chilling reminders of the hell that Jewish people and others endured under Nazi rule.
Vale @StevenAlward. We are all so shocked. As former head of @RadioNational, he was a brilliant champion & ambassador for the intellect, the arts, culture, radio, journalism, and for what the network could be & uniquely represented in Australian life. So, so sorry to those close.
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".