Cracked Archive - Science

5 Terrifying Animals That Could Save Your Life Someday

It's important to stop every once in a while and remind ourselves that the creatures in nature's nightmarish cavalcade of horrors are saving our lives every day.


5 Ways Your Brain Tricks You into Sticking With Bad Habits

Bad habits can ruin your life. And it turns out your brain is perfectly fine with that.


7 Things You Won't Believe Science Says Make You Happy

Apparently, there are some seemingly random activities that are more like cheat codes to happiness.


5 Illegal Drugs With Surprisingly Wholesome Medical Uses

Much like Darth Vader, some drugs aren't completely evil, or even as bad as they seem.


The 6 Real and Terrifying Spider Superpowers

Spiders are more like Spider-Man than we think. Though they have yet to master the make-out session, they have racked up some other pretty crazy abilities.


5 Random Factors That Determine Whether You Succeed in Life

You've stayed in school, stayed off drugs and made the right friends. Dollar bills should be raining down on you like a ticker tape parade, right? Not if you've got these completely arbitrary factors working against you.


The 6 Most Mind-Blowing Animal Senses

Every now and then, an animal's sensory superiority goes above and beyond the usual and takes a turn for the bizarre and/or terrifying.


11 Images of Nature You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped

One thing we've discovered over and over again is that nature is always weirder than what we give it credit for.


6 Tiny Things Doctors Do That Can Save (Or End) Your Life

It turns out the world is full of zero-cost solutions that save lives. It's just a matter of convincing people to use them.


The 6 Most Nightmarish Worms on the Planet

You probably think you know everything you need to about worms. But you're wrong. So horrifyingly, nightmare-inducingly wrong.


The 6 Most Insane Ways Going Green Can Backfire

Where are we with green technology? That awkward stage where we have to wonder if it's all really worth it. Because some of the kinks we're running into range from horrifying to downright bizarre.


The 6 Cruelest Science Experiments Ever (Were Done on Kids)

Sometimes science has to be ruthless. If curing cancer means dropping a dozen frightened children into the jungle for some reason, then by God that's what you do.


5 Things You Didn't Know Could Make You Smarter

Apparently there are lots of little, arbitrary things that can boost your brain power in ways you'd never expect.


The 4 Creepiest Ways We'll Inevitably Use Robot Servants

What kind of lives are there for our robots? Abject servitude and eventual genocide? Oh no. Humanity isn't going to let that happen. We have other ideas and, inevitably, human nature will take these robot slaves down some darker paths.


The 5 Weirdest Sixth Senses Humans Have (Without Knowing It)

Every attempt to prove that humans have some kind of telepathic sixth sense shows it to be complete bullshit. But we still shouldn't sell ourselves short -- we have all sorts of extra senses that we either never use or don't notice when we do.