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February 8, 2018

 

Scientists are studying new ways to put out fires.

Sound Can Put Out Fires

There are small hand-held units that can put out smaller fires by using sound rather than chemicals.

March 16, 2017

 

Fire is caused by a chemical reaction between oxygen and some kind of fuel which can consume buildings like this old mill

What Is Fire?

Is fire a solid? A liquid? A gas? Or something else?

March 3, 2015

 

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Surface Crackle

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

October 18, 2014

 

Natural fires like this one at Yanartas near Çıralı Olympos in Turkey inspire awe and fear.

Earth’s Eternal Flames

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

December 10, 2012

 

The longepole pine loves forest fires!

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

 

How Logs Burn

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

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