Cracked Archive - Science

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.


The 6 Most Popular Crime Fighting Tactics (That Don't Work)

t's hard to talk people out of laws that sound like they're tough on crime, because damn it, those criminals have to pay, and the people arguing on the other side are probably just a bunch of bleeding hearts anyway. Who cares what the statistics say.


8 Ridiculous Animal Myths You Probably Believe

When it comes to myths about our neighbors in the animal kingdom, people tend to buy into even the most far-fetched ideas with nary a second thought.


6 Man-Made Materials You Won't Believe Exist

'Man-made materials' make most people think of disastrous fashion, or whine about how things were better when everything was natural and green. But we invented doors and electrical supplies to keep her out, and some of us have been building incredible unnatural things ever since.


5 Disturbing Ways Food Will Be Different in the Future

Expect the future to take a turn for the weird when they implement these babies in our everyday lives.


The 5 Most Terrifying Ways Your Brain Can Turn on You

Here are five ways your brain can suddenly turn the world into a bizarre carnival of the absurd.


The 5 Most Insane Modern Medical Procedures That Work

Medicine is unique in that every radical advance is simultaneously exciting and terrifying. Very, very terrifying.


8 Mind-Blowing Realities of Our Future Full of Old People

Allow us to take a moment to imagine a planet where 'old' is the new 'everybody.'


4 Great Love Stories in Movies for Guys

Some of my all-time favorite love stories are in a variety of genres that no one ever called romance. Which love stories? Glad you asked! Oh, you didn't ask?


8 Species That Are Threatening to Swarm the Globe

It's paradoxical that there are some species out there that we just can't exterminate, and not for want of trying. These creatures breed out of control and march steadily forth, taking human territory miles at a time.


5 Insanely Frivolous Uses of DNA Technology

Sure, science fiction is full of horrifying genetic experiments gone wrong, but in the real world, things are much worse.


5 Insane Explanations for Stuff Your Body Does Every Day

It's weird: Much of what is going on inside our own bodies is still a complete mystery to us. And the theories as to why we do some of these things are downright bizarre.