Cracked Archive - Science


24 Scientific Ways to Influence People Without Saying a Word

Everyone wants to be a Jedi Master or Sith Lord or, if you're a Trekkie, an alien space magician or whatever. Well, we're here to help with that.


The 5 Perviest Scientific Studies Ever Published

Human sexuality is a complicated thing, and in the name of research sometimes you just have to roll up your sleeves and get down and dirty. As in the following ridiculously awkward studies.


5 Terrible Ways Nature Turns Pregnancy Into a Horror Movie

These poor critters carry, deliver, and raise their young in such painful and deadly ways, the so-called Miracle of Life becomes a curse of pissed-off-warlock proportions.


6 Insane Species Infestations (Caused by Humans)

Mankind is still at least a couple centuries away from figuring out that yanking a species out of its natural habitat and transplanting it somewhere else is a dumb idea.


4 Everyday Things That Make Us Way Angrier Than They Should

There are a lot of things that we know aren't technically bad at all, but they bug the crap out of us anyway.


5 Things That Happen After a Car Accident Breaks Your Skull

Pick the one part of your body that you don't want to suffer a traumatic injury. Everyone should have the same answer, aside from all of the dudes pointing at their junk: the head.


6 Picky Eating Habits You Can Fix (And Not Just With Bacon)

To all the picky eaters, here is a list of the most hateful foods in the world, and suggestions on how to choke them down.


5 Animals That Have Learned How to Keep Pets

Looking around this giant waterlogged space-boulder we call Earth, we find several clear cases of domestication among animals that shouldn't even grasp the concept.


5 Ridiculous Lies You Probably Believe About Psychology

After a semester of intro to psychology and a dozen BuzzFeed quizzes, you might think you've got a pretty good understanding of how the human psyche works. But not so fast ...


19 Life Hacks You'll Want to Know in a Catastrophe

Your survival is important to us.


6 Ways Movies Get Space Wrong (by Astronaut Chris Hadfield)

If you're ever up in space and suddenly go blind, don't panic. Chris Hadfield can totally see now.


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.