Cracked Archive - Science

5 Terrifying Serial Killers Who Happened to Be Animals

he most dangerous animal on earth is man -- nothing you read in this article will change that. Animals kill for food and territory, and out of fear, but it takes a man to kill repeatedly, just for the fun of it ... usually ...


5 Ways to Beat Old-School Games Using Math

We wondered if there were ways to use math to completely ruin all innocent games from our childhood. Guess what? There are!


6 New Age Cures That Aren't As Full Of Crap As You Think

It's no shock to find out that remedies involving magic and ghosts don't really make your pain go away. It would be more of a surprise to learn that they do. Well ... surprise! (Sort of.)


The 5 Most Spectacular Landscapes on Earth (That Murder You)

Mother Nature is an evil bitch that wants us dead.


5 Mind-Blowing Things Found in Our Own Solar System

Space is full of mysteries, and you don't have to go far to find them. It's easy to forget that, after mankind went to the moon and found out it was just a boring, dusty ghost town.


7 Scientific Reasons You'll Turn Out Just Like Your Parents

Science has some bad news for you: The behaviors of the elderly that you write off as old-person lameness, and your behavior that the elderly credit to dickish rebellion, are all based in biology. And no, you can't stop it.


8 Lies It's Surprisingly Easy to Tell as a Health Reporter

Everyone knows sausages are awesome. Not everyone knows newspapers can kill you.


6 Insect Predators That Go Out of Their Way to Be Evil

You might think of insects as gross or scary, but you probably don't think of them as evil. But, upon closer inspection, we actually think they are.


6 Terrifying New Creatures Science Just Discovered

While we at Cracked like to regularly terrify our readers with tales of all the frightening creatures we share the planet with, we should always keep one thing in mind: Nature is always finding ways to top itself.


The 7 Most Mind-Blowing Places Science Has Discovered Life

There are places even more toxic to joy and life than the YouTube comment section (and the commenters who manage to reproduce there). These life-forms put every human who has ever claimed to be 'extreme' to shame. After all, they manage to survive ...


7 Deadly Things You Won't Believe Most People Survive

Sometimes the things that seem deadliest aren't so much deadly as they are inconvenient.


6 Insane Attempts to Communicate With the Future

Time travel is probably not going to happen. But that's doesn't mean we can't at least communicate with the distant future. With nothing more than a message to send and a ludicrous amount of funding, there are all sorts of projects to preserve messages for your great-great-(great-great-great...) grandchildren.


5 Attention Deficit Drugs Reviewed (by Taking Them)

Now that they've stopped checking my column for libel before it goes live, let's do another installment of the drug review! Quickly, before they come back!


7 Species That Got Screwed Over by Mother Nature

Evolution is the art of producing the deadliest, meanest, most efficient beasts possible. But it's not a perfect process: There's just a slew of animals rolling fatly around the reject pile, just waiting to be killed and eaten (and if you don't hurry, some of them will even do it themselves).


The 5 Most Embarrassing Architectural Failures Ever

Even architects, foremen and chief engineers come in to work hungover once in a while, and that's when we get failures like these.