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Posts tagged fire

March 3, 2015



Surface Crackle

Here's a life hack that every camper should know: kindling.

October 18, 2014


Earth’s Eternal Flames

One of the world's oldest eternal fires gets demystified.

December 10, 2012


longepole pine cone

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



Activation Energy, Fire, And Burning Sticks

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

July 14, 2010



When Fungus Ravages Trees, Fire Fights Back

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

May 18, 2010



Carbon, Oxygen, Hydrogen And Slow Burning

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

April 8, 2010



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


Close up of campfire

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.

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