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Is it possible to test a nuclear weapon without producing radioactive fallout?

In what may prove to be the first nuclear explosion since 1998, North Korea claims it has conducted an underground test of a nuclear weapon.


How Cruise Missiles Work

How Cruise Missiles Work

A fascinating article that describes how cruise missiles work and explores some of their advanced technology! See more »

Why does fertilizer explode?

Why does fertilizer explode?

Fertilizer is very helpful to the agricultural industry, but does it also pose a hazard? Does fertilizer explode a lot? Find out at HowStuffWorks. See more »