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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.


Ancient Campfires May Have Unleashed Humanity's Top Bacterial Killer

The ability to control fire brought our ancestors countless benefits, but as a new study by Australian researchers suggests, it may have also triggered the spread of one of the worst blights to afflict our species: Tuberculosis.


No, A Lemon Can't Actually Start Fires And Here's Why

Earlier this year a video appeared online purportedly showing how you could turn a lemon into a simple battery and then use it to start a fire by igniting a piece of steel wool. Uh no, that’s where the science falls apart.


This Is What It Looks Like When Your Plane Catches On Fire

Warning: If you already have a fear of flying, just sit this one out. At 2:25am Monday local time, Singapore Airlines flight SQ368 took off for Milan, only to turn around hours later due to engine oil warning, according to the airline. But as soon as the plane touched down at Changi Airport in Singapore, passengers were greeted with this hellish scenario.


This Could Be The Biggest Threat To Our Climate If We Don't Act Fast

When you think “peatland”, you probably picture water, or mosquitoes, or creepily preserved human artefacts. What most of us don’t consider are catastrophic wildfires — but that’s precisely what scientists are now worried about when it comes to one of the most carbon-rich ecosystems on Earth.


Terrifying Helmet Doubles As Flamethrower

Two fundamental rules in most science labs are 1) always have protective eyewear on and 2) don’t stick your face next to stuff that’s on fire. For these reasons, Sufficiently Advanced‘s flamethrower welding helmet presents a conundrum.


Unprecedented Number Of Tree Deaths In California Points To A Catastrophic Fire Season

One more horrific prediction has come to pass for California’s drought-ravaged forests. According to the US Forest Service, trees are dying at an even more astonishing rate than they were last summer (Australia’s winter), creating fuel for what will almost certainly be the worst wildfire season in memory.


A Big LA Fire Isn't Worse Because People Are Finally Preparing For The Worst

It had all the elements of a catastrophe: A truck hit an electrical pole in the bone-dry canyons outside LA, exploding a transformer. Winds were brisk with temperatures above 32C. Despite that, the 500-acre blaze that looked particularly scary has only damaged three structures, reportedly because local residents had take the right precautions to protect themselves from bushfire.


How To Create A Rainbow-Coloured Pyrotechnics Show

Video: Winter is coming, and what goes perfect with dropping temperatures? That’s right, fire. This rainbow pyrotechnics show was put together with materials you can probably find at the hardware store.


Those Lame Fire Snakes Get Way More Impressive When You Super-Size Them

Video: Aside from sparklers, the most least piece of fireworks kids have access to are black snakes, those tiny pucks that grow into long ashen serpents as they burn. As far as pyrotechnics go, black snakes incredibly lame, except when YouTube’s NightHawkInLight super-sizes them. Once the mix powdered sugar and baking soda ignites, it becomes a miniature active volcano that appears out of nowhere.


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