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View from above onto the surroundings of the Håkon Mosby mud volcano. Freshly erupted muds flowing across consolidated muds that are covered with white mats of sulfur-oxidizing bacteria. In the middle of the picture, you can see the long-term observatory LOOME (Long-term observation of mud volcano eruptions), which spent 12 months on the seafloor taking photographs and measurements. (© Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

In a long-term study, marine scientists from Bremen observed, for the first time, the colonization of a deep-sea mud volcano after its eruption.

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A 2D image of the velocity in an internal jet with the Rossby number of 100 that shows how planetary rotation leads to the destabilization and dispersion of an initially coherent flow pattern. Credit: Timour Radko and David Lorfeld

Researchers at the Naval Postgraduate School discovered that the Coriolis effect can influence eddies in wakes as small as 10 meters

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The Californian two-spot octopus is immediately recognizable from the blue spots on either side of its head. Credit: Judit Pungor

Upon studying the genetic code of an octopus and then subjecting it to the ‘party drug’ MDMA, researchers have uncovered a genetic link between the social behaviour of humans and octopuses, despite being separated by evolution for 500 million years.

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Study indicates actual cost of global warming is much higher than what the U.S. government has predicted. Courtesy of iStock images.

For the first time, researchers have developed a data set quantifying what the social cost of carbon -- the measure of the economic harm from carbon dioxide emissions -- will be for the globe's nearly 200 countries, and the results are surprising.

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Tuvalu's Funafuti atoll. Image courtesy NASA.

Many coral reef islands, or atolls, are created by water moving sand and gravel, piling it up into consecutive ridged layers, "a bit like onions," says Paul Kench, earth scientist and dean of science at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada. However, new research by Kench and colleagues recently published online ahead of print for Geology uncovered a different type of island construction: storm-deposited boulders.

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