Steven Hawking passed away. I never met him nor did I ever have the privilege of listening to him lecture in person. However, the power of the Internet means his words will live on for generations to come. Most people know Hawking as the physicist confined to a wheelchair by ALS. His computer generated voice is distinctive. A popular movie was made about his life. And while his research might be heady stuff, his book A Brief History of Time was a coffee table best seller.
Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled Budget 2018 in the House of Commons on Feb. 27. The online version of the document is 369 pages long. It doesn't really get into any numbers until well into the document. Much of the document addresses gender and gender-issues. Indeed, a Globe and Mail article on the budget points out the word "gender" appeared only twice in the Liberal's first budget compared to 358 times in the present document.
What is science? Thomas Henry Huxley once said: "Science is simply common sense at its best; that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic." Carl Sagan offered the opinion: "Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge." Albert Einstein observed that: "No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong." What is science?
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".