Cracked Archive - Science

6 Everyday Things You Had No Clue Were Made Of Dead Animals

You don't have to be a hardcore vegan or vegetarian to be unnerved that there are dead animal bits in this stuff.


I Work At A Spa Where You Can Take Drugs, Trip Balls And Pee

Exactly why is it people pay good money just to get trapped?


6 Ways Life Gets Complicated When Disease Overruns Your Town

Back in 2002, SARS appeared in China and the world went nuts. We talked to Tyler, a kid living literally down the street from where the disease first popped up.


5 Science Headlines You Can Immediately Ignore

A lot of science journalists don't even bother to try, and just tell us what they think will excite us the most.


Uhh, Modern Medicine ... You OK?

These medical practices seem right in line with what you'd see stumbling through the wrong door at the Umbrella Corporation.


6 WTF Hollywood Plots (That Are Rapidly Becoming Real Life)

The future is rapidly closing in on us like a rabid cheetah.


I Had Various Parts Of My Body Hacked Off To Craft A Penis

We talked to Gerbil, a trans man who recently underwent phalloplasty, and he told us that turning a hoo-ha into a wang comes with its own unique challenges.


5 Small-Ass Animals With Huge-Ass Powers

Size doesn't matter. (In the Animal Kingdom at least.)


4 Things About Space Travel You're Picturing Totally Wrong

Sadly, sci-fi hasn't taught us how to actually deal with life in space.


The Biggest Lie In Science: Little Kids Changing The World

When looked at on a small scale, the story seems totally optimistic. When scaled up, pessimism becomes the big, stinky elephant in the room.


6 Real Inventions That Would Seem Over The Top In A Movie

Has Science ever bothered to address what we, as a species, REALY need: awesome-looking superpowers? Actually, yes.


You Heard Us Called 'Death Panels' (Here's The Truth)

It turns out all those bad guys in shows like 'House' aren't actually bad guys.


Real Life Chestbursters: Battling The Dreaded Guinea Worm

Prepare to never feel clean again.


8 Things You Didn't Realize Will Be Ruined By Climate Change

Climate change is slowly compiling a kaleidoscope of unexpected ways to make all of our lives a living hell.