You have to strike while the iron is hot. You can’t have too many irons in the fire. It has a nice ring to it. Go at something hammer and tongs. These are all idioms that have origins in blacksmithing, so Scott Wadsworth of Essential Craftsman decided to literally show us what all those idioms look like when…
What’s your car made of? There was a time that the answer to that question was pretty simple, at least for most parts of it: iron. But, today, the answer is just as likely to be something else. Here, a steelworker explains how that transition happened — and why it might swing back.
Materials scientists studying beavers have discovered why the crafty rodents never get cavities: the enamel in their teeth is rich in iron. Iron, they found, resists acid more effectively than fluoride.
Anthony Bourdain has a new show of sorts that explores the craftsmanship of certain items and the people behind them and the first episode focuses on Borough Furnace, a small metal casting workshop that makes handcrafted cast iron skillets. You see a bit of the process of how they turn recycled iron into cookware.
This parody makes absolutely no sense until it makes perfect sense. And that moment is when Tony Starch gets outfitted with the Iron Man Iron suit. I mean, the animation is pretty well done throughout the parody but that scene when the Febreze-like spray bottle turns into an Iron just slayed me.
I know most of the food we eat contains iron to some extent. And I also know that iron is vital to keep us going. But watching this awesome science experiment where corn flakes get attracted to a magnet creeps me out a little. This is why it happens:
It always pleases me when I find science projects that I haven't done yet. This one, which allows people to use a couple of kitchen ingredients and a few pennies to make copper plating, seems especially promising. Just a little vinegar and you can feel like an old-fashioned alchemist.
We all know that barns are usually red. But why? Well, the answer is a little more complicated than you might think, but basically it's because of nuclear fusion.
A new series of measurements have revealed that the Earth's core is actually 1,000°C hotter than we previously thought—meaning the center of our planet is actually as hot as the surface of the Sun.
There is iron in cereal. That's good! But it looks pretty gross. Here's how to find it: soak a cup of cereal in a Ziploc bag with water, mix it up and then rub a magnet over the bag. You'll see the metallic iron trailing the magnet. You eat that!
It was only a couple of weeks ago that the photoshopped pic of Alison Brie in a Captain America uniform made the Internet explode with awesomeness. Happily, the Avengeresses (or whatever) don't stop there — check out Amer Heard as a terrifyingly gorgeous Thor (or maybe Valkyrie if you want to get nitpicky about it),…
In this week's comics, a "bionic amnesiac" discovers his true purpose, and a freedom fighter mounts a daring rescue in a dystopian city. We get to see the Mirror Universe version of Star Trek's Captain Pike! Meet the woman who can see the future of anything she tastes! And there's a droolworthy hardcover collecting…
For some reason, a Belarusian iron and steel mill made a calendar using its naked women workers. That's sort of normal, I guess. But the iron and steel mill wanted to make sure anyone who saw this calendar knew it was theirs by superimposing images of melting metal, wire looms, burning steel, cables, fences and…
I can hardly even iron my shirt without burning myself so I'm absolutely impressed with this ad showing artists ironing a sheet into famous art pieces. A few snaps of the fabric here, some presses there and all of a suddenly there's a girl with a pearl earring.
One of the theories for the incredible navigational skills of birds is that they can sense magnetic fields through the magnetite in their beaks — essentially giving them a built-in compass. It's one of the more pervasive explanations, but it looks like it might not be true, at least for pigeons.
NLTT 43806 is a white dwarf, the dying remnants of a star like our own. But there's a problem. Its composition doesn't make any sense...unless there was a cataclysm just like the one Earth experienced four billion years ago.
The Ice Age can be explained by some well-placed specks of iron. Adding dust to the waters around Antarctica can supercharge plankton growth, causing global temperature drops. To stop climate change, we need a whole lot of iron filings.
The ironing board. One of those pieces of functional technology that hasn't really evolved much since, well, ever. No longer! At least, not if the bright minds behind the Ironing Station get their way.