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The motion of ferrofluids in magnetic fields is always mesmerizing. Here a ferrofluid has been submerged in a clear alcohol-based solution in a shallow dish while a permanent magnet is used to perturb the liquid. Instead of forming its distinctive spikes due to the normal-field instability, the fluid forms ribbons and mazes due to the shifting magnetic field and the surrounding fluid.

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