Cracked Archive - Science

5 Reasons Why The Marvel Universe Makes Absolutely No Sense

As Marvel developed its increasingly convoluted cinematic universe they proved even they weren't exempt from the occasional misstep.


Why Your Brain Can't Empathize With Large Tragedies

There's a good chance that when you learn about tragedies on television you will care far more about smaller tragedies where only one person died.


5 Gruesome Experiments Scientists Tested (On Themselves)

Some brave scientists get around the ethics board by using themselves as guinea pigs.


The Secret Of NIMH Was Inspired By A Horrific Experiment

NIMH was a real place and their rat experiments were way darker than the book, movie or your nightmares depicted!


8 Ways Earth Will Look Freaking Insane In Thousands Of Years

There's a good chance that Future Earth will look like a 5-year-old's attempt at making the planet out of mismatched Lego pieces.


How To Stay Motivated, According To Science

Science may not be as adorable as a kitten on a wire, but it works.


4 Creepy Things That Secretly Control Your Personality

So much of your personality is dictated by seemingly random nonsense you're not even aware of.


5 Huge Innovations Held Back By Plain Human Stupidity

Human Innovation is an unstoppable steamroller, until it collides with the steamroller that is Human Stupidity.


Actual Science That Looks Like Something Out Of Harry Potter

We often joke that science is a form of dark magic, but now we're kinda starting to believe it.


I'm A Bee Detective (Seriously), And My Job Is Crazy AF

A lot of wacky misunderstandings happen when you're cruising around in a beemobile.


4 Shocking Reasons Veterinarians Have A Huge Risk Of Suicide

Veterinarians kill themselves at four times the rate of the general population -- that's twice as likely to commit suicide as dentists and other medical practitioners.


23 Helpful Shortcuts For Keeping Yourself Fed

You'll pretty much be the next Gordon Ramsay after reading this -- complete with excessive swearing.


21 Surprising Things That Affect Your Mental Health

Science has given you permission to eat more chocolate.


Dirt For Dinner: Living With The Weird Condition Called Pica

Remember that kid in grade school whose favorite food was paste? Maybe they grew out of it, grew up into a normal adult -- or maybe they nurtured that tendency and developed a full-on eating disorder.