Cracked Archive - Science

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.


7 Scenes From Nature Too Ridiculous To Be Real (But Are)

There are times when Mother Nature is a maniac flinging neon paint and giraffe DNA into our universe just to see what will happen.


6 Ways Society Is Designed To Screw Teenagers Every Day

It's always been rough being a teenager, and there's at least some evidence it's now rougher than ever.


5 Painfully Accurate Human Behaviors In The Primate World

Soon, monkeys will have unsatisfying jobs in IT and erectile dysfunction.


22 Weird Medical Facts That’ll Bring Conversations To A Halt

If your nosey aunt starts asking why you didn't go to med school, show her this.


20 Ways Your Perception Gets Screwed Up By Your Brain

Don't trust anybody. Especially yourself.


7 Species That Will Rule The Earth When We're All Dead

Plenty of species are just waiting for us to extinct ourselves as hard as humanly possible -- and some of them might be getting a bit impatient.