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December 10, 2012

 

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Lodgepole Pine Trees Love Forest Fires

To humans, wildfires are often scary and dangerous. If you were a lodgepole pine cone, though, you would be eagerly awaiting the blazing heat of those flames!

September 2, 2010

 

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Activation Energy, Fire, And Burning Sticks

How does fire pass from one burning stick to another unlit stick?

July 14, 2010

 

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When Fungus Ravages Trees, Fire Fights Back

Dogwood tree populations are in serious trouble. Could fire be the answer?

May 18, 2010

 

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Carbon, Oxygen, Hydrogen And Slow Burning

You've probably seen things decay before. How does the process work?

April 8, 2010

 

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Why Are Chimps Unafraid Of Fire?

Why are chimps unafraid of fire? It may be because they know where the flame are going...

January 16, 2009

 

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How Logs Burn

Fanning the logs can make them burn brighter, even if the fanning temporarily extinguishes the flames.

January 6, 2009

 

Two burning candles

Anatomy of a Flame

Fire is a chemical reaction between oxygen molecules and some kind of fuel. This reaction releases the heat and light that we call fire.

December 31, 2008

 

Old mill engulfed in flames

What Is Fire?

The ancient Greeks believed that fire--along with earth, water, and air--was one of the four essential elements that made up the world.

October 2, 2008

 

Oil covered plain

Dinosaur Oil Crisis

There's some new evidence that a giant oil fire might have had something to do with the dinosaurs' demise. Find out more on today's "Moment of Science."

June 17, 2008

 

Using a Dime to create sparks

Flaming Steel

Strike the flint and steel together to make sparks, then use those sparks to start your flame. Learn more on this edition of Moment of Science.

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