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A Global Tragedy Is Unfolding In Tasmania

The blackened skeletons of scorched trees jut out of the smoldering Earth like angry bee stings. A smell of ash, dust, and death hangs in the air. This isn’t a scene from a post apocalyptic movie. It’s part of a Tasmanian World Heritage Site that harbors some of the oldest trees on Earth.

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Maddie Stone

February 12th

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Score an Amazon Fire Tablet For $40 Today, Plus Save $20 on Kindle E-Readers

I was hoping Amazon would have a deal on the Echo today in light of its Super Bowl commercial appearances, but alas, we’ll have to settle for a $40 Fire tablet and $20 off Kindle e-readers.

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Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Gizmodo

February 8th

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One of the Oldest Forests on Earth Has Been Burning For Weeks

An ancient forest at the end of the world is facing an unprecedented threat. Since mid-January, bushfires sparked by lightning storms have raged across northwest Tasmania, home to relic forests dating back to when the island was part of the Gondwana supercontinent 180 million years ago.

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Maddie Stone

February 5th

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Remember That Crazy Wildfire Season the US Just Had? Now Australia’s Having One.

Remember That Crazy Wildfire Season the US Just Had? Now Australia's Having One.

2015 was a record hot and fiery year , but it may not get to keep the title for long. While the American West is still reeling from a devastating wildfire season , Australia’s pyrotechnic woes are just getting started.

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Maddie Stone

January 12th

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This lightsaber made with a thin burning flame is so bad ass

This lightsaber made with a thin burning flame is so bad ass

Because real life is never as cool as the movies, we get hoverboards that don’t actually hover . But because real life can also be pretty damn fun, we get this totally bad ass “lightsaber” that uses a thin burning flame as its blade. It’s a firesaber, sure, but it looks like so much fun to handle (and probably just as dangerous to play with) that I’m going to consider it a lightsaber anyway.

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Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Alissa Walker to Gizmodo

December 18th

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USPS Bans Hoverboards From Its Aircraft

Multiple American airlines have already banned self-balancing scooters from their aircraft over the potential fire risk, and now the US Postal Service is adding itself to that list.

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Chris Mills

December 17th

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This Slow-Motion Fire Tornado Is the Prettiest Damn Thing You’ll See All Day

Vortices made of flame are an awesome sight, but as this new video by the SlowMo Guys beautifully illustrates, they take on a completely new complexion when seen in slow motion.

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George Dvorsky

November 23rd

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A Swarm of Satellites Will Soon Keep Us Safe From Fires

The GIF above, created by NASA, may leave you wondering why our government is building a planetary shield. Something you’re not telling us, NASA? According to the space agency, NASA’s shield plan has nothing to do with intergalactic threats—it’s protection against a danger on the ground. The space agency wants to build a global network of fire-monitoring satellites.

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Maddie Stone

November 20th

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A Swarm of Satellites Will Soon Keep Us Safe From Fires

The GIF above, created by NASA, may leave you wondering why our government is building a planetary shield. Something you’re not telling us, NASA? According to the space agency, NASA’s shield plan has nothing to do with intergalactic threats—it’s protection against a danger on the ground. The space agency wants to build a global network of fire-monitoring satellites.

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Maddie Stone

November 20th

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This Tiny, Discreet Flamethrower Means You Don’t Need Mutant Powers to Throw Fireballs

The folks at Ellusionist are back to indulge your X-Men fantasies with a smaller, more convenient version of their wrist-worn Pyro flamethrower. It’s called the Pyro Mini, and it’s even easier to hide up your sleeve.

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Andrew Liszewski

November 19th

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