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Nuclear Science

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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Fukushima Radiation Readings Are Extremely High … But Let's Not Freak Out

What explains worrying new radiation levels at the Fukushima Daiicha nuclear power plant disaster site? Learn more in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

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 »

30 Years After Chernobyl, Wildlife Thrives

Wildlife abounds in Chernobyl 30 years after the nuclear disaster. Learn how researchers are studying the animals at HowStuffWorks Now See more »

Large Hadron Collider's Spring Break Finally Ending

One of the world's most complex devices will be operating again soon. Learn about the Large Hadron Collider coming back online at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Is Fusion Fact or Fantasy?

Nuclear fusion doesn’t produce nasty nuclear waste the way fission does. Learn about the reality (or fantasy) of nuclear fusion at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

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?

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?

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?

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 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 »