Cracked Archive - Science

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.


4 Things Science Fiction Needs to Bring Back

Even the best works could stand to learn a little something from the past, so here are a few things that I miss about old science fiction, and would like to see come back.


6 Badass Spacecraft Landings Humanity Totally Nailed

Landing on alien worlds is already the most impressive thing our species has ever done. Which makes these six blatant action-movies-that-actually-happened even cooler


5 Mind-Blowing Ways That Science Has Done the Impossible

Somewhere out there, scientists are still reaching for stuff that's so far above and beyond that it sounds like black magic.


The 5 Coolest Pets Humanity Has Bred into Existence: Classic

Gene meddling isn't immune to awesomeness. Sometimes, just sometimes, what comes out from the test tube is a lot less Cthulhu and more like your new, kickass pet.


The 6 Most Terrifying Pets Humanity Has Bred Into Existence

Apparently, there are absolutely no qualifications needed to start screwin' with the very foundation of an entire species, and the chief motivator for many selective breeders is 'I thought it would be funny.'


7 Studies That Only Proved That Scientists Are Perverts

Every scientist strives to be objective and logical, ignoring personal biases in the interest of discovery and the pursuit of knowledge. But, you know, sex is really neat.


10 Real Sea Creatures Lifted Directly from Your Nightmares

By now, you should know that our mission statement is 'Nature is terrifying and you should only leave the house if it's an emergency.'


9 Normal Things That Look Trippy Under a Microscope

The world is full of magic, it's just that a lot of it isn't visible without special tools. Fortunately, microscopes exist.


5 Reasons You Should Be Excited About Mars Today

This evening at about 10:30 PST, something pretty incredible will likely occur, and it has nothing to do with the Olympics.


5 Scientific Reasons You're Better Off Being Unattractive

t's easy to spend the rest of your life thinking that your bad luck with the ladies is just evolution trying to filter your weird face and frail physique out of the gene pool. But that's not entirely true.


7 Ridiculous Things People Believe About the 'God Particle'

Scientists recently announced the discovery of the 'God Particle,' which, not surprisingly, also allowed for the discovery of idiots the world over.


11 Everyday Things That Are Terrifying Under a Microscope

As human beings, we go about our day-to-day lives, completely oblivious to the microscopic world around us. And that ignorance is great, because most of that microscopic world is scary as hell.


6 Terrifying Bats You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped

The only reason you're not more afraid of bats than you are now is because you've never seen one up close. Allow us to change that.


5 Ways to Trick Your Body Into Being More Awesome

The human body is a miracle. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't always be finding ways to game the system to gain a little bit more of an advantage.