Researchers discover ant rivals mix venom creating first instance of naturally occurring ionic liquid
Crazy ants dominate fire ants by neutralizing their venom
Invasive "crazy ants" are rapidly displacing fire ants in areas across the southeastern U.S. by secreting a compound that neutralizes fire ant venom, according to a University of Texas at Austin study published ...
Study shows example of mammal adapting to fires by increasing torpor time
New theory identifies height-to-base ratio that helped humanity master fire and migrate across the globe
From ancient Egyptians roasting a dripping cut of beef next to the Great Pyramid of Giza to a Boy Scout learning to build a log cabin fire in his backyard, everyone builds fires with the same general shape. ...
Engineering students use sound waves to put out fires
Tropical fire ants traveled the world on 16th century ships
Thanks to a bit of genetic sleuthing, researchers now know the invasion history of the tropical fire ant (Solenopsis geminata), the first ant species known to travel the globe by sea.
Study offers hint at a way to predict 'blow up' fires
Drought, fire management and land use changes have led to denser forests in California
Peat fires—a legacy of carbon up in smoke
It reads like a movie script - ash falling from the sky, thick smoke shutting down airports and businesses, road closures trapping remote northern villages. But this is not from a script; rather, it is a ...
Habitual use of fire as told from cave near Haifa
Second time through, Mars rover examines chosen rocks
(Phys.org) —NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has completed a reconnaissance "walkabout" of the first outcrop it reached at the base of the mission's destination mountain and has begun a second pass examining ...
Coexist or perish, new wildfire analysis says
Many fire scientists have tried to get Smokey the Bear to hang up his "prevention" motto in favor of tools like thinning and prescribed burns, which can manage the severity of wildfires while allowing them ...
Kangaroos win when Aborigines hunt with fire
Australia's Aboriginal Martu people hunt kangaroos and set small grass fires to catch lizards, as they have for at least 2,000 years. A University of Utah researcher found such man-made disruption boosts ...