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gnus, news
gnus (NOOZ, NYOOZ) (noun)
Either of two large African antelopes having drooping manes and beards, long tufted tails, and curved horns in both genders: Aaron saw a documentary film which showed gnus trying to cross a river while crocodiles were attacking them.
news (NOOZ, NYOOZ) (noun)
Information about recent events or happenings; especially, as reported by the media, including periodicals, radio, or television: The latest news about the war was not good.

Therese tries to keep up with the latest news by watching and listening to it on her TV.

The news that Janine received was that there were two new gnus coming to the zoo.

news (used as a singular) (noun)
1. Information about recent events or developments; Lenora talked to the medical doctor and the news about her mother is good.
2. A presentation about current events or the presentation of a report on recent or new events in a newspaper or other periodicals or on the radio or television.
3. Someone, or something, that happened recently and which is considered as being of current interest to people in general.
4. Something which was previously unknown about a person that now has been revealed: Harry's winning of the lottery was surprise news to his brother.
5. Etymology: from Latin nova "news"; literally, "new things".
This entry is located in the following unit: nov-, novo-, novi- (page 1)
(biological theft by illegally collecting indigenous plants, microbes, enzymes, etc. by corporations who patent them for their own commercial use as defined at this bio unit page)
(hailed as next industrial revolution but newspaper interest hasn't been there)
(information and viewpoints that are constantly shifting courses in the midst of ever-changing news; knowing which perspectives to put into and what to keep out of a newspaper)
(Latin: toile to toilette in Middle French to "toilet" in English)
Word Entries containing the term: “news
Biopiracy: In the News
Resources from Kenyan Lake Bogoria is a current biopiracy issue.
CNN news network
Cable News Network news network.
This entry is located in the following unit: Pleonasms or Tautological Redundancies (page 4)
electronic news-gathering, ENG
The use of video cameras, recording, and other supporting electronic gear to collect news stories for TV airing.
This entry is located in the following unit: electro-, electr-, electri- (page 66)
feces in the news, Enviropig

A genetically engineered pig, labeled Enviropig, was recently approved for limited production in Canada because it makes urine and feces that contains up to sixty-five percent less phosphorous, Canadian officials have announced.

—From "Gene-Altered 'Enviropig' to Reduce Dead Zones?"
"Pigs modified to excrete less phosphorus win limited approval in Canada"
by Anne Minard for National Geographic News;
Published, March 30, 2010.
This entry is located in the following unit: feco-, fec-, faeco-, faec-, feci- + (page 2)
feces in the news, having no toilets harming billions of people

A lack of toilets is severely jeopardizing the health of 2.6 billion people in the developing world who are forced to discard their excrement, or feces, in bags, buckets, fields, and ditches.

"The lack of a safe, private, and convenient toilet is a daily source of indignity and undermines health, education, and income generation," according to Beyond Scarcity: Power, Poverty, and the Global Water Crisis, a report commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Much of Europe and North America built sanitation systems in the 1800s to keep humans and their drinking water away from pathogen-bearing fecal matter that can transmit cholera, diarrhea, typhoid, and parasites.

Nearly every other person in the developing world today lacks access to improved sanitation, and 1.1 billion people, one-sixth of the world's population, get their water from sources contaminated by human and animal feces, the report says.

—From "Lack of Toilets Harming Health of Billions, UN Report Says"
by Kelly Hearn for National Geographic News;
Published, November 15, 2006.
This entry is located in the following unit: feco-, fec-, faeco-, faec-, feci- + (page 2)
feces in the news, human feces used by many farmers in the world

Irrigation is the primary agricultural use of human waste in the developing world; however, frequently untreated human feces harvested from latrines is delivered to farms and spread as fertilizer.

Facing water shortages and escalating fertilizer costs, farmers in developing countries are using raw sewage to irrigate and fertilize nearly forty-nine million acres (20 million hectares) of cropland.

—From "Human Waste Used by 200 Million Farmers"
by Tasha Eichenseher in Stockholm, Sweden;
for National Geographic News; Published, August 21, 2008.
This entry is located in the following unit: feco-, fec-, faeco-, faec-, feci- + (page 2)
Nanotechnology: Little News Coverage
Often hailed as the next industrial revolution, nanotechnology gets little attention from newspapers.
This entry is located in the following unit: Nanotechnology: Index of Articles (page 1)
(excerpts and compilations from the news about international economic activities)
(words being used in news media headlines, subheadings, and excerpts from applicable articles with certain words being listed in bold and defined separately)
Word Entries at Get Words containing the term: “news
"Fossils for Thought" News Item

"The water from the faucet could contain molecules that dinosaurs drank."

The news on the water pollution front is hardly a shining gem. We drink the same water the dinosaurs drank, and look what happened to them!

—E.B. de Vito in The Wall Street Journal, Europe;
February 3, 1994; page 8.
This entry is located in the following unit: Miscellaneous Discoveries (page 1)
Biopiracy: In the News
Biological theft by illegally collecting indigenous plants, microbes, enzymes, etc. by corporations who patent them for their own commercial use unit.
In the news

Couple will pay $2.3 million to have the family pet cloned as seen in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, September 6, 1998.

“A couple who are convinced they have the perfect dog with the perfect bark and the perfect howl are giving $2.3 million to Texas A&M University to clone their beloved animal, Missy.

“Besides making a litter of Missy pups, the Texas A&M scientists hope to learn more about canine reproduction and improve contraception and sterilization methods. The project could also lead to the replication of exceptional animals, such as guide dogs or rescue dogs.”

I once saw a sign at a copy-service store that read, “Clone your own.” So where did the word “clone” come from? It’s etymological source is Greek, and means “twig”, “slip”, “sprout”, or “shoot” and apparently refers to the reproduction of the plant from which the twig comes [my guess]. Do you have a better explanation? If you do, please send it to me so I can share it with the list. I could not find any explanation in my etymological dictionaries nor in any other abridged or unabridged dictionary. Definitions are available for the word clone, but no explanations about the Greek source.

Another article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (September 6, 1998) caught my attention:

Robot leads tours at history museum in nation’s capital  The article talks about Minerva, who isn’t a typical tour guide. She’s four feet high and shaped like a tank.

“Minerva, named for the Roman goddess of wisdom, was developed by a team under Sebastian Thrun, 31, assistant professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon.”

According to the article, “She leads five tours that cover three to five items each. They deal largely with robots and how they are made.”

My question to you is, if we call a “male” robot an android (in the form, or shape, of a man); what should we call a robot that is in the form, or shape, of a woman? If you would like to easily find the answer, go to this gynoid page.

This entry is located in the following unit: Focusing on Words Newsletter #01 (page 1)
Words in the news

In the December 28, 1998, issue of the International Herald Tribune in the William Safire column called, "Language", he wrote: "Now to the alleged mistake that drew the most mail. In a line about the pronunciation of status, I wrote, 'That is usually pronounced STAT-us, as in statistics, by the highfalutin, and STATE-us by the hoi polloi.' "

"From Jim Tart of Dallas: 'My daughter Katie tells me that her eighth-grade teacher would have smacked her in the head with her grammar book had she said 'the hoi polloi'. Katie says hoi polloi means "the masses", and therefore should never be proceeded by the. Live by the sword and die by the sword."

Thank you, Mr. Tart. (And when Katie comes by with her spelling book opened to preceded, watch your head.)

This entry is located in the following unit: Focusing on Words Newsletter #05 (page 1)