Cracked Archive - Science

Hepatitis C Has A Cure, But You Can’t Have It

There’s a reason pharma reps and healthcare insurers don’t take a Hippocratic Oath.


The Descendant Of The Saber-toothed Tiger May Disappoint You

The animal with the most in common with the saber-toothed tiger is a ... vaguely punk rock rat?


Meet The World’s Dumbest-Looking Shark

The goofy-looking Helicoprion still baffles scientists to this day.


Lots Of Spiders Eat Bats (And Not Just In Your Nightmares)

Need another thing to be squeamish about? There’s bat-eating spiders everywhere.


You Litter Less If Eyes Are Looking At You (Even Fake Ones)

No one wants someone else to see them litter.


5 Real People Who Have The World's Worst Superpowers

Extraordinary doesn't always mean awesome.


When It Comes To Sugary Snacks, We Want What We Can’t Have

The more you’re told not to eat cookies, the more you want them.


Everybody Once Thought Stegosauruses Could Actually Fly

Scientists used to think the stegosaurus was much, much cooler. Sorry Steggie.


5 Health Practices That Will Seem Horrifying To The Future

Most amazing scientific advancements are still ahead of us.


Meet The Spider That Survives By Literally Looking Like Crap

This spider looks like crap. Birds won’t eat crap. Nature is amazing.


Up or Down? Science Solves The Toilet Seat Conundrum

Scientific PROOF that you should probably put the toilet seat back down.


Uranus Is Secretly Amazing (So Knock Off The Fart Jokes)

Thanks to the magic of science, we now know that the planet Uranus smells like rotten eggs.


5 Ridiculous (But Serious) Ways Humans Are Destroying Earth

Humans are terrible at cleaning up messes.


5 Horrifying Real Medical Situations That Sound Made Up

Illness can appear out of the blue and turn your life upside-down, like a Zooey Deschanel character in a rom-com.


The Dark Truth About Supermarket Orange Juice

Ready to find out something you assumed was fine and barely gave a second thought to is actually super weird and messed up? Cool!