How Physicists Recycled WWII Ships and Artillery to Unlock the Mysteries of the Universe

A million Russian artillery shells helped scientists discover the Higgs boson. And all over the world, remnants of World War II weapons are built into the most mysterious experiments in physics.

In the mid-1990s, physicists needed tons of a metal strong enough to withstand the massive magnetic fields of the house-sized…

Narwhals Are Actually Unicorns Of Death

Narwhals are empirically cute—they’re the closest we’ll ever get to seeing real-life unicorns. However, new drone footage from the WWF in Canada suggests these “unicorns of the sea” are also pretty hard core. The video illuminates what narwhals actually use their “horn” for, and let me tell you, folks, it’s not fuzzy…

Restoring a Rusty Butcher's Knife Found in the Trash Back to a Sparkly Blade Is Damn Nice

If I saw this deeply rusted cleaver in the trash, I’d leave it exactly where it was, because I wouldn’t think there would be any way to save the thing. Luckily, the person salvaging this ruined butcher’s knife is way smarter and way more resourceful than me, because in less than three hours, he turned a destroyed…

Please Enjoy This Supremely Awesome Video of Giant Metal Parts Being Forged Inside a Factory

I don’t think you need any convincing to watch all that happens inside Kihlberg Steel AB, a forging factory that does things like ring rolling, open-die forging, and hammer forging. Basically, you’ll see giant pieces of metal get really hot and then have some really cool things done to it. What more do you need in…