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Wildfire Turns Deadly As Thousands Battle California Blazes

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 07.27.2016 | Green

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Crews battling a deadly wildfire in rugged, drought-stricken terrain north of Los Angeles made steady prog...

Bracing For Fire

Lab Notes | Posted 07.20.2016 | Science
Lab Notes

This summer, throughout the West, higher temperatures and decreased precipitation brought on by climate change have ramped up the frequency of wildfires -- big, catastrophic fires -- while a century of fire suppression feeds the flames with a thick tangle of fuel in our overgrown forests.

Sure, VR Is A Storytelling Revolution... But How?

Jesse Damiani | Posted 07.19.2016 | Technology
Jesse Damiani

The Internet is finding its way into daily objects, and artificial intelligence technologies are increasing in their capacities by the day. We're bringing ourselves deeper into our stories, and our stories deeper into ourselves.

Burning Down the House: Why is a Cyber Attack Different from a Fire Under the Law?

Daniel Garrie | Posted 06.09.2016 | Business
Daniel Garrie

This article was written by Daniel B. Garrie and Richard Borden. You are sitting at your desk and the fire alarm goes off. At first, you are annoyed...

Recreating Forests of the Past Isn't Enough to Fix Our Wildfire Problems

The Conversation US | Posted 05.27.2016 | Green
The Conversation US

It now appears that while restoration may be a permanent principle, one widely adopted, it is not a transcendent one. It only has meaning in particular places and practices and, we might add, times.

Neighbors Catch Family That Jumps From Balcony To Escape Raging Fire

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.27.2016 | Weird News

A family trapped by an apartment fire in Russia discovered how important it is to have good neighbors -- especially sure-handed ones. Watch family mem...

Phoenix Rising From Fire

Michaela Haas | Posted 05.25.2016 | Books
Michaela Haas

Thirty years ago, nine-year-old John O'Leary was rushed to the emergency room. As he lay in a hospital bed, he frantically wondered if he was about to die. He had suffered burns covering 100 percent of his body and was given less than one percent chance of survival.

Cop Who Saved 5-Year-Old From Fire Watches Her Graduation 18 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 05.24.2016 | Good News

When Josi Aponte received her diploma from Eastern Connecticut State University last week, one very important guest was in the audience to cheer her o...

Springsteen Once Wrote A Song For Elvis. Here's How It May Have Sounded

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 05.05.2016 | Weird News

It's the song that might have been: A tune written by Bruce Springsteen just for Elvis Presley. "Fire" eventually became a hit for The Pointer Sisters...

How to to Control the Heat on a Charcoal Grill

Steven Raichlen | Posted 04.29.2016 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Despite the volatile nature of a charcoal fire, you can control the heat quite effectively. Here are a few great ways to do it.

The Bible Unlocked: 2 Jesus boys + Jesus & Christ = I AM, Our True Self

Kristina Kaine | Posted 04.18.2016 | Religion
Kristina Kaine

The Bible remains locked to us if we gloss over the facts. Examining the difference between Jesus and Christ while exploring the purpose behind the bi...

Watch 6,000 Matchsticks Fall Like Dominoes As They Erupt In Flames

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 03.25.2016 | Weird News

It's as relaxing as watching a crackling fire. The below video showing rows of matchsticks going up in flames like a beautiful fire domino has quickly...

TEK and the Return of Wolves, Fire, and Bison

Cristina Eisenberg | Posted 03.21.2016 | Green
Cristina Eisenberg

Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) is the wisdom indigenous and local people acquire by living on the earth. Rooted in a specific landscape and ba...

NASA Is Going To Ignite A Giant Fire In Space

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 03.17.2016 | Science

NASA is fighting fire with fire. The space agency is launching the biggest man-made blaze in space. It's the first of a series of experiments in zero ...

Losing Everything

Allison K Hill | Posted 03.09.2016 | Books
Allison K Hill

Someone I love lost everything a few months ago. A middle of the night house fire. A narrow escape. A home in ashes. My brother is making an invent...

When Fire Takes Your Home

Christine Stoddard | Posted 03.01.2016 | HuffPost Home
Christine Stoddard

This piece was originally published by Thought Catalog at www.thoughtcatalog.com. Your home was once a place of love. Now it is a place of ashes. A...

A Beloved Icon Lost to Fire - The Point Reyes "Shipwreck" Destroyed

Alexis Coram | Posted 02.29.2016 | San Francisco
Alexis Coram

The beloved "Point Reyes" fishing vessel in Inverness, California, caught fire on the morning of February 22, destroying the boat's stern and igniting...

FAA Funding Collides With ATC Overhaul and Airplane Fire Threats

Christine Negroni | Posted 02.12.2016 | Travel
Christine Negroni

The public has sporadic interest in air travel news; seat size and ticket prices get attention, as do stories of badly-behaving flight attendants. But...

Snowdown: A Drunken Mid-winter Festival in Durango, Colorado

James Orndorf | Posted 02.01.2016 | College
James Orndorf

Snowdown, now in its 38th year is one of the Colorado state's largest winter festivals. Founded in 1979 in Durango, Snowdown was created as town ...

'Bikini Barista' Dies 4 Days After Coffee Stand Explodes

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.12.2016 | Weird News

A young woman died four days after the drive-thru "bikini barista" stand where she was working exploded. Mother-of-two Courtney Campbell, 25, fled the...

Man Sets Himself And Apartment On Fire While Trying To Kill Bedbugs

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.10.2016 | Weird News

A man accidentally set himself and his Detroit apartment on fire while trying to kill bedbugs, according to reports. The unidentified 30-year-old tena...

'Bikini Barista' Suffers Severe Burns After Stand Explodes

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.08.2016 | Weird News

A young woman suffered severe burns after the drive-thru "bikini barista" stand where she was working exploded on Thursday. The Sinners and Saints Cof...

Massive Fire Breaks Out In Dubai Skyscraper

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 01.04.2016 | World

DUBAI, Dec 31 (Reuters) - Fire engulfed a 63-story skyscraper in downtown Dubai near the world's tallest building on Thursday night, but the block was...

You Can Now Buy Cow Dung Patties Online In India

Associated Press | Lee Moran | Posted 12.28.2015 | Weird News

NEW DELHI (AP) — With the holiday season in full swing, Indians are flocking to the online marketplace in droves. But there's one unusual item flyin...

Fire At Russian Neuropsychiatric Home Kills 23

Associated Press | Lee Moran | Posted 12.13.2015 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — A fire swept through a Russian home for people with mental illnesses, killing 23 patients and injuring another 23, the emergency servi...