For anyone with a sense of wonder about the world, apps can bring the adventure of science to your fingertips. From finding the season’s brightest constellations and exploring the latest in alien worlds to learning about the Higgs boson and finding out who discovered the DNA molecule’s structure, here are some of the most stellar apps for the science geek in all of us.
Want to sound smart or have some of the coolest names (think Glueball and Squark) to throw around at your next get-together? Download the Particle Zoo, which reveals the universe's subatomic particles with bite-size descriptions and history, subatomic properties and the cutest little "particle animals" to boot. The Particle Zoo also keeps up with the latest experiments, such as the evidence found at the Large Hadron Collider of the long-sought Higgs boson particle (thought to explain where other particles get their mass).