10 fun things you can do to play with fire

Everyone has a little bit of pyromania in them, it just depends on when it wants to come out. After watching this Brusspup video of 10 tricks to do with fire, I know exactly when I'm going to start playing with fire again: the next big power outage. I'm totally going to make fire tornadoes, rising water, candle… » 3/25/15 2:24am 3/25/15 2:24am

29 Photos Pyromaniacs Will Love

Fire! We're drawn to it like moths to a flame. (Wait...does that metaphor still work when it references the allure of fire?) Regardless, for this week's Shooting Challenge, you photographed flames, and here are the results. » 2/24/15 2:00pm 2/24/15 2:00pm

A 79-Story Residential Tower in Dubai Is on Fire

Just an hour or so ago, one of the tallest residential towers in the world, the 79-story Marina Torch Tower in Dubai, made good on its namesake and burst into flames. So far, over 20 floors seem to have been affected. » 2/20/15 7:05pm 2/20/15 7:05pm

Shooting Challenge: Flame

Whether it's a fireplace or a glowing candle, there's nothing like a little pyromania to cut through the winter blues. So for this week's Shooting Challenge, photograph flames. » 2/18/15 7:00pm 2/18/15 7:00pm

Massive Forest Fires Could Be Cooling the Earth

Wait, what? A forest fire may not sound like a great way to cool off, but Earth's climate is a complicated beast. It turns out that some of the world's fiercest blazes are actually lowering our planet's temperatures. » 2/16/15 3:45pm 2/16/15 3:45pm

When Fire Hose Water Freezes on a Smoldering Building

Yesterday's giant fire in Williamsburg, Brooklyn left a paper records warehouse in tatters. While the building is still smoldering away, the New York Fire Department has been showering it with water from all sides. The cold winter air combined with a cascade of fire hose water makes for an icy freeze that is certainly… » 2/02/15 11:45am 2/02/15 11:45am

Amazon's Cheap Tablets are Even Cheaper Today

Amazon's Fire tablets have been surprisingly well-received given their bargain basement prices, and several of the most popular models are getting their first discounts since the holiday shopping season today. » 2/01/15 4:45pm 2/01/15 4:45pm

Neat video turns juggler into human black hole

This woman totally seems like she has harnessed the power of a black hole and can suck up all the light and everything around her. But it's just a nice little camera trick showing swinging burning steel wool in reverse. The light flies to her as she twists and turn but in reality, it's just being flung away. Still… » 1/09/15 10:16pm 1/09/15 10:16pm

Watch a woman dance around in flames like a reborn phoenix (NSFW)

Adrien Servadio made this beautiful video showing Fanny Sage dancing around while surrounded by fire. The special effects flames that encompass her makes it look like she's regenerating like a burning phoenix. The video is NSFW but it's absolutely mesmerizing. » 12/31/14 12:29am 12/31/14 12:29am

Video: What happens when you step in lava

Don't try this at home (if your home somehow has lava?). But this video shows what happens when you step in lava that's burning anywhere from 1292 to 2192 degrees Fahrenheit. You don't exactly sink in and become engulfed in the molten burning red liquid, you sink a little bit and then catch fire. » 12/17/14 11:28pm 12/17/14 11:28pm

Last Chance to Save on Kindle Devices Before Christmas

If you've been procrastinating on your holiday shopping, and need to pick up a new e-reader, tablet, or streaming box, today's almost certainly going to be your last chance to save on an array of Amazon gadgets before Christmas. » 12/15/14 9:45am 12/15/14 9:45am

Impressive images of massive fire in downtown Los Angeles

"A massive fire in downtown Los Angeles early today engulfed an apartment tower that was under construction, damaged two other buildings and left freeways and roads closed," reports the LA Times. This image by Gautam Trivedi is impressive, almost like the aftermath of a nuclear mushroom. » 12/08/14 12:15pm 12/08/14 12:15pm

4 hilariously insane ways to remove your mustache that aren't shaving

Is shaving the best way to remove hair? Mehdi Sadaghdar emphatically answers yes after performing stunts for this video. He hilariously tries crazy alternative hair removal methods—burning it off and electrocuting it off, for example—and decides that shaving is so much easier than any other way. » 12/02/14 1:34am 12/02/14 1:34am

Amazon's Thanksgiving Kindle Sale Serves Up Some Tasty Discounts

Amazon's kicking off Thanksgiving with solid discounts on a number of Kindle ereaders and tablets. It's not wholly uncommon to see similar deals throughout the year, but it's nice to have them all occurring at the same time, instead of a la carte. » 11/26/14 11:43pm 11/26/14 11:43pm

The Best Free Android Apps in Amazon's Hallowe'en Giveaway

The Amazon Appstore already gives away one free app each day, but today it's decided give away 30 apps, worth a combined total of $115, for free to anyone with an Android phone. Here are the pick of the bunch that you should download first. » 10/31/14 8:59am 10/31/14 8:59am

Painting with fire creates some really beautiful art

Sure, you're not supposed to play with fire but what about painting with fire? That's what artist Steve Spazuk does. He uses flames and smoke to create beautiful artwork with images that are literally burned in. Spazuk employs other tools like feather brushes and x-acto knives but his artwork begins with fire. Pretty… » 10/28/14 10:08pm 10/28/14 10:08pm

Badass airplane pilot extinguishes truck fire with one water drop

Aerial firefighters are some of the most badass pilots out there, flying through smoke, extreme heat, and turbulences, in often battered airplanes to drop water with amazing skills and courage. Sometimes, however, they get to do fun stuff like this: Put out a semi truck fire on a road in the middle of nowhere. » 10/13/14 4:17am 10/13/14 4:17am

Burning artificial sweeteners releases some bizarre shooting webs

Our favorite destroyer of objects, the red hot nickel ball, is back. This time it's torching artificial sweeteners like Splenda, Sweet N' Low and Truvia. Splenda and Sweet N' Low put up honorable fights but essentially caramelizes. Truvia, however, starts shooting out these weird spider web looking things when burned. » 10/10/14 12:29am 10/10/14 12:29am

This insane wall of fire has to be the awesomest way to cook meat

Sure, a charcoal grill or a barbecue pit can roast some delicious meat but if you want to up the insane level, I'm not sure anything can top this: a wall of fire made from 30 steel drums welded together. It's like barbecuing with dragon fire or a volcano or a never ending bomb explosion. And it looks awesome. » 10/09/14 9:01pm 10/09/14 9:01pm