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Research Reveals New Theory on Hurricane Formation and Intensification

How do hurricanes form, survive, and intensify? New research on the environment surrounding a tropical storm has potential to greatly impact how hurricane development is studied and forecasted.
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AOML Scientists featured in special Women's History Month Issue of Oceanography Magazine

The Oceanography Society has published a special issue of their magazine for 2015 Women’s History Month entitled “Women in Oceanography: a Decade Later." The issue features four AOML scientists who are currently working hard to make positive innovations and impressions in the field of oceanography.
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Crowdsourcing solutions to climate change

On the Climate CoLab, you can work with 30,000+ experts and concerned citizens from all over the world to create proposals on what to do about climate change. Learn about how the platform works and how you can contribute to building climate change solutions.

The pufferfish: unique reproductive behavior and its mystery circle

For the first time ever, we captured and analyzed pufferfish reproduction and parental egg care behavior. Using underwater observations of pufferfish off the coast of Japan, we found systematic behavior of male-territory-visiting polygamy synchronized with the lunar cycle.

Do distant galaxies with super-massive black holes pinpoint galaxy-rich environments?

Extremely luminous galaxies called quasars can be observed over billions of light years away. We expect these massive quasars to be surrounded by many other smaller galaxies, allowing us to find some of the largest structures in the early Universe.

Too Old to Party! Age Differences Explain Social Class Differences in University Friendships

We surveyed 376 first-year undergraduate psychology students, asking them how many friends they had at uni and how much their friends mattered to their identity. We found that working-class students had fewer identity-relevant friends and regarded their friends as being less relevant.