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Nuclear science is the study of sub-atomic particles and their application in various disciplines. Here you can learn about nuclear power plants, atomic theory and radiation.

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How does nuclear waste disposal work?

Nuclear waste epitomizes the double-edged sword of modern technology. It's a toxic and radioactive byproduct of nuclear medicine, nuclear weapons manufacturing and nuclear power plants.


10 Reasons the Multiverse Is a Real Possibility

 10 Reasons the Multiverse Is a Real Possibility

The multiverse — different realms where every choice spawns a separate universe for a different version of ourselves. Learn more at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Theoretical Particle or Tasty Treat?

 Theoretical Particle or Tasty Treat?

Think you can pass our particle or tasty snack quiz? Test your knowledge to see if you know your sweets from your subatomics...   See more »

How much do you know about the LHC?

 How much do you know about the LHC?

Our Large Hadron Collider quiz isn't for experts only. Learn a little about the particle accelerator and what it does with this LHC quiz from HowStuffWorks. See more »

Are you a subatomic superstar?

 Are you a subatomic superstar?

Learn more about our subatomic particle pals with this HowStuffWorks quiz and then use your know-how to impress others. See more »

Where do they get the particles for accelerators?

 Where do they get the particles for accelerators?

Grabbing particles for collisions isn't as easy as just cupping your hands and blowing some subatomic particles into the LHC. So how does it happen? See more »

What is supersymmetry?

 What is supersymmetry?

Supersymmetry just might explain how the tiniest parts of the cosmos work. Learn more about what supersymmetry is at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What is the multiverse?

 What is the multiverse?

The multiverse is an extension of the Standard Model that tries to explain some big outstanding questions. Learn more about the multiverse. See more »

What does the Higgs boson look like?

 What does the Higgs boson look like?

When something as important as the Higgs boson rocks our world, we want to know everything about it. So what does the Higgs look like? See more »

Why is the LHC 27 kilometers in circumference?

 Why is the LHC 27 kilometers in circumference?

Why do such itty-bitty pieces of barely-matter need 27 kilometers to roam? Learn why the circumference of the LHC is so long at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What do particle physicists see when collisions happen?

 What do particle physicists see when collisions happen?

What do particle physicists see when collisions happen? Find out what particle collisions look like in this article. See more »