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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.


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.


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