Alas! The heavens have ripped open. Or, a dying star is shedding its gaseous clothes in the final moments of its long life. The stunning colours represent different gases: red represents nitrogen, green reflects hydrogen, and blue is oxygen. In around 5 billion years or so, our own Sun will die in a similar, glorious fashion. See part 4, ‘Lord of the Rings’. Next Thursday it’s part 6, ‘The living delta’.
At last count, 68 per cent of Australians didn’t think humans were mainly responsible for climate change, a third of Europeans didn’t know the Earth revolves around the Sun, and 1 in 200 American women reckon they’ve had a virginal birth. Welcome to the 21st Century. We’re supposed to be modern and educated, but the truth is we have a lot of trouble accepting scientific evidence, particularly when it goes against our intuition. Some don’t believe mere humans could possibly change the weather.
Squint your eyes and tilt your head, and this stunning planetary nebulae looks a bit like a Christmas tree decoration. Unsatisfied with the officious sounding NGC 5189, in December 2012, the media boffins at NASA romantically described this gaseous cluster as “a glass-blown holiday ornament with a glowing ribbon entwined”. But really, this puff of glowing gas is the last moments in the life of a medium-sized star, about the size of our Sun. Part 6 was ‘The living delta’.
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".