Roamy here. From Life’s Little Mysteries, 6 Everyday Things that Happen Strangely In Space. Just in case you thought they were just doing this for giggles and grins, the study of boiling liquids in space led to better heat pipe design, i.e. active cooling of a spacecraft. The study of flames, which was one of the experiments on the doomed STS-107 mission, will lead to better fire suppression methods on future manned spacecraft. Fire in space is pretty damn scary.