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ur chuhn

  • n  poor and often mischievous city child

  • I hope to make my fortune, and remake my life, with the help of a brash urchin who could be someone's beautiful daughter.
  • He was born and died in Italy, yet the influence on America of a grubby street urchin named Salvatore Lucania ranged from the lights of Broadway to every level of law enforcement .
  • Now I was even more impressed by my street urchin neighbor than I had been by his best-selling book.
News & Articles

  • Purple Urchins Can Quickly Adapt To Acidic Oceans
    Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide increase, the oceans are projected to absorb more of the greenhouse gas, leading to acidification of the water. This shift in oceanic chemistry is expected to negatively impact countless species. However, a new study from the University of California, Santa Barbara has found that purple sea urchins ...
    June 13, 2013 - redOrbit
  • Rapid adaptation is purple sea urchins' weapon against ocean acidification
    In the race against climate change and ocean acidification, some sea urchins may still have a few tricks up their spiny sleeves, suggesting that adaptation will likely play a large role for the sea creatures as the carbon content of the ocean increases.
    June 12, 2013 - Science Daily
Quotes

  • John Battelle in E-Commerce Times
    Urchin was a third party system that many used to understand their Google ads, among others,Battelle wrote, though it will probably morph into something slightly different as part of a "Google suite of tools."
  • Richard Gibbs in BCM News
    More than 30 years ago Roy Britten and Eric Davidson offered a comprehensive theory of gene regulation in higher organisms, and the sea urchin has been the premier model for testing these predictions,said Gibbs. "The complete sequence is...
  • Heath Bell in MLB.com
    I ate silk worm, I ate snake, I had a 1,000 year-old egg, sea urchin and scorpion. I tried everything,Bell said proudly. "Everyone is asking me how my stomach is and if I am still alive. Well, I'm still here."

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