Fire vs. Ice: The science of ISON at Perihelion

After a year of observations, scientists waited with bated breath on Nov. 28, 2013, as Comet ISON made its closest approach to the sun, known as perihelion. Would the comet disintegrate in the fierce heat and gravity of the sun? Or survive intact to appear as a bright comet in the pre-dawn sky?

Amazon teases new Kindles in ad

Amazon's expected to announce a new Kindle and Kindle Fire later today, after teasing them in a TV ad last night.

US set for more forest fires

Wildfires are expected to become increasingly common across the US and Europe over the next 30 years as climate change raises temperatures.

Amazon prepping new Kindle tablet, e-reader

Amazon is reportedly preparing to launch a new Kindle e-reader with front lighting, alongside an upgraded Fire tablet.

Fire used for cooking much earlier than thought

Human ancestors were using fire a million years ago - 300,000 years earlier than believed.

GM polishes Volt after NHTSA probe

GM fully cooperated with the NHTSA as the federal agency investigated a number of fires that occurred during crash testing of the Volt. 

2011 - the year of the Kindle

It seems as if 2011 was the year of the Kindle, with Amazon confirming sales of millions of Kindle Fire tablets and Kindle e-readers over the holiday season.

Nuclear material 'safe' as Los Alamos fire rages

Radioactive material at the Los Alamos National Laboratory is safe, despite a wildfire which is keeping the lab closed for a fourth day.

HP recalls yet more batteries

Oopsidaisy: HP has realized that it's been using dodgy batteries in a whole load more notebook PCs, and has issued another recall.

New 'ray gun' can put out fires

A team of chemists has produced a device that they say can put out fires and could be used by firefighters as an alternative to water or foam.

Report: Charlie Demerjian's Sony Vaio catches fire

Tech guru and former Inqster Charlie Demerjian has confirmed that his veteran Sony Vaio (running Linux) did, in fact, catch fire while he was innocently surfing in bed.

Garmin recalls GPS units over battery fire fears

Garmin is recalling more than a million Nuvi navigation devices over fears that they could overheat and cause a fire.