Cracked Archive - Science

The 6 Most Mind-Blowing Superpowers of Bees

If you thought that flitting around flowers and falling over dead were the only things bees were good at, then you are sorely misinformed, friend.

748

8 Ordinary Photos Hiding Mind-Blowing Details

Sometimes a photo that looks completely boring and mundane at first glance can reveal mind-blowing details once you bother to take a closer look at it. Like two visible areolas.

1634

5 Hilariously Low-Tech Weapons Against Dangerous Animals

Even in this advanced age of iPads and handjob robots (they have those, right?), mankind is still fighting a battle against nature.

804

5 Weird Directions Human Evolution Could Have Taken

As humans, we pretty much rode on dumb luck to the top of the world.

1559

5 Insane Farm Secrets Behind the Food on Your Grocery List

Nobody wants to know where their food comes from. Still, it's worth paying attention to, because some of what's going on behind the scenes is downright weird.

909

5 Hidden Practical Benefits Behind Common Religious Rituals

Some of these traditions came from a time when they afforded real practical benefits, and not just because people decided to do whatever a book told them to do.

1560

10 Old-Timey Medical Treatments Inspired by Your Nightmares

In the course of 10 pictures, we're going to make you feel way better about the fact that you weren't born 100 years earlier.

787

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!

398

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/

1043

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.

1761

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.

1153

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.

0

5 Eerily Sophisticated Ways Animals Communicate

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

445

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.

760