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Siberia Has Been Burning All Summer 

As enormous wildfires in Canada and the United States make headlines on the daily, Siberia has been burning ferociously all summer, and nobody seems to be noticing.


The World's First Smart Candle Can Be Lit And Extinguished From Your Smartphone

Like it or not, every single product you use on a daily basis is slowly getting smart. First it was your mobile phone, then it was your TV, then your lights, thermostat, appliances and now even the mood-enhancing candles around your home — wait, there’s a smart candle now too?!


This Bushfire In California Is Getting Awfully Close To A Rocket Launchpad

A 10,000-acre bushfire that began just off a Californian Air Force base continues to spread. And it’s heading closer and closer to the base’s rocket launchpads.


The Process Of Making Matches Is Surprisingly Goopy

Video: Making matches at a factory involves some staggering numbers: two million splints an hour get fed into a perforated steel plate so that they can be ready to get dipped in the red lighter material, 500 boxes of matches get made per minute to house the matches, and 200 matches are processed per second. It’s a doozy. And surprisingly goopy.


This Fire And Tornado Combination Is What Nightmares Are Made Of 

As if tornadoes aren’t destructive and terrifying enough, there’s a ‘firenado’ which scorched five acres this weekend in Oregon.


Scientists Discovered A New Type Of Fire

When they appear in the wild they can be devastating, but in a controlled environment fire tornadoes are not only mesmerising to watch, it turns out that a new iteration might also provide a more eco-friendly way to deal with man-made disasters like oil spills.


A Malfunctioning, Flaming Wind Turbine Is Actually Quite Beautiful

Video: It’s unfortunate when a wind turbine, which can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to build and install, malfunctions and breaks down. But sometimes the results can be quite beautiful, particularly when there’s fire involved and those massive blades keep spinning.


What Happens When You Shoot A Liquid Nitrogen Gun At A Flamethrower

Ah, in a tale as old as ice and fire, here’s a liquid nitrogen ‘squirt gun’ versus a flamethrower. The Backyard Scientist outfitted a liquid nitrogen canister with a release valve that basically turns liquid nitrogen into a freeze ray death weapon of sorts (as in, the pressure makes the liquid nitrogen shoot out pretty strong). He pitted it up against a flame thrower to see how long it would take the liquid nitrogen shooter to win and it’s quite the battle.


Guy Builds A Crazy Bellows Using Only Primitive Technology

The story of mankind is one of doing as little work as possible. And that plays out most excellently as Christian Bale lookalike Primitive Technology seeks to build the most efficient “forge blower” he can with the bounty of the forest.


This Guy Set Every Generation Of iPhone On Fire With Gasoline

Video: Phone makers have gotten pretty good at defying water’s electronic-destroying tendencies. But when it comes to fire, iPhones have a long way to go.


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