Cracked Archive - Science

4 New Depression Treatments You Won't Believe Actually Work

Depression is a serious illness, and anyone who thinks otherwise should stop reading now and go listen to angry talk radio or something. But it is true that people are figuring out new ways to treat it.


5 Mysteries About the Human Race That Science Can't Explain

We've nailed a whole lot down, sure, but there are some shockingly simple questions we don't have very solid answers to yet.


5 Facts About Colors That Will Change How You See the World

If you figured there's nothing really interesting going on with color, that's a reasonable opinion, and completely wrong.


5 Bizarre Things Your Body Does (Explained by Science)

As a result of the tireless work by scientists, we now know the answers to some age-old mysteries.


6 Creepy Brainwashing Techniques You Can Use Today

The human brain is an odd, glitchy machine that is influenced in all sorts of weird ways you never thought of.


7 Insane Landforms You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped

Sometimes, the giant muscular space wizard that keeps our planet spinning loses its balance, sending mountains and rivers and oceans crashing together in unexpected ways.


5 Terrible Secrets Big Drug Companies Don't Want You to Know

It turns out drug companies' evil usually involves less illegal genetic experiments and more down-to-earth jerk moves.


6 Dinosaurs We Just Found Out Had X-Men Powers

We're learning that dinosaurs may have been way cooler than we ever thought possible.


69 Awesome Brain Hacks That Give You Mind-Blowing Powers

We don't know much about computer hacking here at Cracked, because that stuff involves numbers, but we've come across a whole bunch of different crazy brain and body hacks over the years.


26 Microscopic Horrors In and Around Your House Right Now

We get scared of things like shark attacks, bear maulings, or having to wipe with single ply toilet paper, but it turns out the real terror is that which can't be seen by the naked eye.


5 Insane Myths Your Grandma Told You (Science Says Are True)

Some folk cures and bizarre warnings have stuck around for a reason, and it just took science a while to catch up.


5 Things Your Doctor Really Wants to Say to You (But Won't)

On behalf of frustrated doctors everywhere, here are a few things I'd love to say to my patients' faces if it wouldn't land me in another sensitivity seminar.