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Everything in the universe is comprised of matter. Check out these articles for a better understanding of matter and how it affects you.

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What are the basic structure and the atomic number of an atom?

The basic structure of an atom is made up of neutrons, protons and electrons, and its atomic number is calculated by adding up the number of protons and neutrons in the atom's nucleus. Learn about the basic structure and the atomic number of an atom in this article.


What Makes Ice Slippery?

Why is ice slippery? Learn why ice becomes slippery when water freezes in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

How Controlled Burns Work

How effective is fighting a wildfire with controlled fire? Learn all about controlled burns at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Is Particle Physics About to Rewrite the Standard Model? Not So Fast…

Does a new observation about B mesons mean we'll need to rewrite the Standard Model of particle physics? Learn more in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Zaps Theism and Bigotry

Scientists found that using TMS on a specific part of a subject's brain could affect their religious beliefs. Learn about TMS at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

How many atoms are in a person?

Atoms: the building blocks of life and the universe. How many atoms are in a person? Find out at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Wavelengths are used to measure the size of a wave. Learn about wavelengths in this article. See more »

The basic structure of an atom is made up of neutrons, protons and electrons, and its atomic number is calculated by adding up the number of protons and neutrons in the atom's nucleus. Learn about the basic structure and the atomic number of an atom in this article. See more »

Your eyes can only perceive things in the presence of light. Learn how the photoelectric effect supports the particle theory of light in this article. See more »

How Atoms Work

Atoms are in your body, the chair you are sitting in, your desk and even in the air. Learn about the particles that make the universe possible. See more »