Cracked Archive - Science

5 Bizarre Ways Brain Scans Can Predict the Future

Now serious men in lab coats can slap a machine on your head and predict stuff like what products you'll buy, which tests you'll fail in class and even how likely you are to be a raging drunk. It's the future!


6 Movies That Accidentally Recreate Real Mental Illnesses

Your life can become just like your favorite films as early as tomorrow. All it takes is a debilitating mental illness/


5 Ways Your Taste in Music is Scientifically Programmed

No matter how science tries to take the magic out of life, there are certain things that you just can't qualify with data: young love, the joy of holding a puppy, the beauty of a classic song ... . Ah, not so fast on that last one.


5 Insignificant Things That Determine if Someone Likes You

The good news is that there are some unexpected shortcuts that can make a person popular. The bad news is that they're just as stupid and arbitrary as the ones you already knew.


The 4 Craziest Scientific Theories Posed by U.S. Politicians

American politics is a nightmare version of 'American Idol': It's full of desperately unqualified people who won popularity contests, and they can ruin your life, even if you don't watch them.


5 Eerily Sophisticated Ways Animals Communicate

We know animals communicate, sure. But it's not like animals lie, or gossip, or argue. Right?


5 Crazy Ways the Colors Red and Blue Control Your Life

Your brain and body react to two colors -- red and blue -- in distinct and downright weird ways that science doesn't completely understand.


6 Terrifying Experiments Parents Did on Their Own Kids

While most of our scientific forefathers stuck to experimenting on random poor people like any respectable person would, others took it a step further and said, 'Well, this baby in my house is already crying a lot anyway.'


The 5 Most Terrifying Diseases That Doctors Can't Explain

When we visit the hospital, we know that someone is going to be able to tell us what's wrong with us and how to fix it. But then, there are some particularly unusual diseases out there that have medical professionals throwing up their arms and claiming witchcraft


5 Reasons Humanity Desperately Wants Monsters to Be Real

You believe in monsters, whether you know it or not. They are an important part of who we are -- so let's understand this obsession.


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.