Cracked Archive - Science

6 Bizarre Medical Conditions That Shouldn't Be Possible

In the name of preparedness (and giving hypochondriacs something new to obsess over), we want to let you know of a few things.


5 Things I Learned Cutting My Boobs Off to Avoid Cancer

Some people know cancer is coming, thanks to a certain gene mutation they can get tested for. Rather than take this sitting down, Eden Dranger opted to have her boobs removed before they could make her sick.


5 of the Coolest Scientific Findings (Are Shockingly Recent)

Behold: a tiny taster of humanity's most recent mind-expanding observations.


26 Things You Do Every Day That Are Bad For Your Health

We're all going to die. But some people are racing to the finish line and don't even know it.


4 Reasons The Mars One Fiasco Was Actually Good For Humanity

The public unraveling of Mars One is actually great news for anyone who is serious about the future of humanity.


5 Things You Should Know When Visiting a Psychic

When the idea of visiting the Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp to chat with a few of the more prominent dead people in my life came up during a recent trip to Florida, I was all for it.


5 Insane Things Science Just Found Out About the Human Body

Next time someone sarcastically asks you if you turned your brain off, you'll have an actual answer.


6 Things People With Autism Would Like You To Know

We sat down with several high-functioning autistic people and asked them what our readers should know about their condition. Here's what they said ...


5 Bits of 'Common Knowledge' Science Has Disproved

It turns out that many of the simple pearls of wisdom we take for granted as universal truths just don't stand up to the cold, hard scrutiny of scientists.


8 Obvious Signs Statistics Are Lying To You

Behold, eight math-free ways to work out which numbers to ignore.


5 Weirdly Satisfying Scientific Explanations for Superpowers

Superheroes are totally real, you guys! Or, at least, some scientists have come up with some pretty neat explanations for how their powers would work.


23 Horrifying Real Insects That Put Science Fiction to Shame

Any one of these could be inside your cereal box right now.


5 Bullshit Facts About the Brain That Everyone Believes

Even the most reasonable-sounding brain facts everyone keeps repeating can be complete bullshit.


28 Facts About the Human Body That Will Blow Your Mind

We don't put a lot of thought into these meatsacks we run around in.


5 Insane Ways to Abuse Your Body to Greatness (Tested)

Here are the decidedly non-scientific and mostly disastrous results of body hacking experiments, documented for posterity.