Cracked Archive - Science

5 Mind-Blowing Ways Animals Display Human Emotions

There are some startlingly human traits that turn up in the creatures you'd least expect.


5 Old Wives' Tales About Health (Confirmed by Science)

You might be surprised to find out that some of that motherly health advice that sounds suspiciously like superstitious nonsense now wasn't so made up after all.


So Your Futuristic Theme Park Has Gone Out of Control

The best way to handle your murderous clones.


5 Innocent Things That Science Says Make People Hate You

Your many glaring personality flaws aside, sometimes the deck is just plain stacked against you for reasons you would never expect


The 5 Weirdest Things That Influence Your Dreams

Science is just beginning to understand the factors that control your dreams, but what we've discovered so far is weird as hell.


5 Shocking Side Effects of Foods You Eat Every Day

Food can and absolutely will affect you in plenty of other ways besides just filling your stomach. And it keeps getting weirder.


5 Medical Breakthroughs That Make Life Shockingly Easy

Damn it, science, it's the 21st century! Where's the pill that makes all of our human flaws disappear? Not far away apparently.


The 6 Craziest Beliefs Entire Cultures Have Held About Sex

We like to think we've got a pretty good handle on how sex works at this point, but to be honest, we'd have paid way more attention in sex ed class if they'd told us these things.


5 Animals Who Live Through a Horror Movie Every Day

As many unimaginable horrors as Mother Nature enjoys throwing at us, there are other, less fortunate animals out there who live their entire lives hunted by the kind of creatures that make horror movie villains pale in comparison.


5 Amazing Ways Animals Can Control Their Bodies

In the game of "Pick a Superpower" let us submit some lesser known yet still amazing bodily functions that would be life-changing or, if nothing else, hilarious.


6 Things That Secretly Make You Act Like a Jerk

It is horrifyingly easy to manipulate a person's moral decisions without them knowing it -- that's why this is one of our favorite subjects.


5 Everyday Pieces of Clothing With Shocking Health Risks

You should probably avoid wearing the following common clothing items that are physically damaging, or in some cases even trying to outright kill you.


4 Ways Nature Brainwashes You into Taking Care of Babies

Babies are simply not prepared for the world when they arrive, and that's why Mother Nature tricks you into making sure they survive.


6 Mental Conditions That Could Be Mistaken for Superpowers

In the interest of karmic rebalancing, I've identified a number of rare mental conditions that, when looked at in a slightly different light, appear to be less a cause for mockery and more a cause for envy.


5 Reasons Modern Life Is Driving Manliness to Extinction

Science says that testosterone levels in America are disappearing like there's no tomorrow. But why?