Cracked Archive - Science

5 Insane Realities Of A Deadly Heat Wave

We spoke with Taha Anis in Karachi, Pakistan, where over 1,000 people died there this past June during a heat wave that saw temperatures topping 113 degrees Fahrenheit.


5 Animal Myths Everyone Believes (That Are Total B.S.)

We're here to break what we call the 'Circle Of Dumbass,' wherein one dumbass passes down bunk knowledge to another and then it passes again, and again ...


5 Scientific Reasons Body Swapping Might Be Possible

Here for your new-life-starting pleasure, are the most scientifically promising ways that we might one day be able to swap bodies with some rube.


5 Ways The Grieving Process Turns Us Selfish

Sometimes we act more selfishly than we should when dealing with the illness of a loved one.


The 6 Most Ridiculous F***-Ups In The History Of Science

Guess what: scientists are just normal people who get up every morning, drive to work, and occasionally screw up in excruciatingly highfalutin' ways.


6 Insane Discoveries Straight Out Of A Sci-Fi 'Frozen'

Science is the coolest thing in the Universe, and it can prove it.


6 Reasons You Can't Trust Science Anymore

Publication is an important way for scientists to share research and advance their careers. Here's how it's destroying science.


5 Amazing Superpowers We'd Be Bored With After A Week

Can humanity ruin this awesome science stuff? Spoiler alert: Yes.


Awake During Brain Surgery: 5 Bizarre Things You Experience

We spoke to Christie, Emily and Kevin about the strange things you experience when medical professionals cut your skull open and start playing around inside.


Rat Boners And Drunk Birds: 5 Hilarious Animal Experiments

Remember that for every guy in a lab coat torturing red pandas, there are plenty of hilariously lighthearted experiments.


5 Awful Truths About Surviving Flesh-Eating Bacteria

We sat down with a woman whose father contracted Fournier's Gangrene, an aggressive brand of flesh-eating bacteria famed for attacking its victims crotch-first.


Everyone Assumes You're Violent: Realities Of Being Bipolar

We sat down with Wren Williams, a woman who suffers from bipolar disorder, and here's what she told us about living with one of the most stigmatized illnesses in the modern world.


Why Everything You Know About Sleep Is A Lie

It's possible to murder someone while you're asleep SO WATCH THIS VIDEO OR YOU WILL LEARN NOTHING AND KILL AGAIN.


4 Ways Plasma Technology Will Change The World

We've already seen some amazing plasma technologies, but the thing about the future is that there's always more of it.


I Diagnose Your Diseases: 7 Horrifying Realities

I'm a microbiology technologist. Every day I look at a series of disgusting samples of bodily waste and diseased flesh to figure out why a patient is sick.