Cracked Archive - Science

The 6 Most Nightmarish Worms on the Planet

You probably think you know everything you need to about worms. But you're wrong. So horrifyingly, nightmare-inducingly wrong.


The 6 Most Insane Ways Going Green Can Backfire

Where are we with green technology? That awkward stage where we have to wonder if it's all really worth it. Because some of the kinks we're running into range from horrifying to downright bizarre.


The 6 Cruelest Science Experiments Ever (Were Done on Kids)

Sometimes science has to be ruthless. If curing cancer means dropping a dozen frightened children into the jungle for some reason, then by God that's what you do.


5 Things You Didn't Know Could Make You Smarter

Apparently there are lots of little, arbitrary things that can boost your brain power in ways you'd never expect.


The 4 Creepiest Ways We'll Inevitably Use Robot Servants

What kind of lives are there for our robots? Abject servitude and eventual genocide? Oh no. Humanity isn't going to let that happen. We have other ideas and, inevitably, human nature will take these robot slaves down some darker paths.


The 5 Weirdest Sixth Senses Humans Have (Without Knowing It)

Every attempt to prove that humans have some kind of telepathic sixth sense shows it to be complete bullshit. But we still shouldn't sell ourselves short -- we have all sorts of extra senses that we either never use or don't notice when we do.


4 Things Science Fiction Needs to Bring Back

Even the best works could stand to learn a little something from the past, so here are a few things that I miss about old science fiction, and would like to see come back.


6 Badass Spacecraft Landings Humanity Totally Nailed

Landing on alien worlds is already the most impressive thing our species has ever done. Which makes these six blatant action-movies-that-actually-happened even cooler


5 Mind-Blowing Ways That Science Has Done the Impossible

Somewhere out there, scientists are still reaching for stuff that's so far above and beyond that it sounds like black magic.


The 5 Coolest Pets Humanity Has Bred into Existence: Classic

Gene meddling isn't immune to awesomeness. Sometimes, just sometimes, what comes out from the test tube is a lot less Cthulhu and more like your new, kickass pet.


The 6 Most Terrifying Pets Humanity Has Bred Into Existence

Apparently, there are absolutely no qualifications needed to start screwin' with the very foundation of an entire species, and the chief motivator for many selective breeders is 'I thought it would be funny.'


7 Studies That Only Proved That Scientists Are Perverts

Every scientist strives to be objective and logical, ignoring personal biases in the interest of discovery and the pursuit of knowledge. But, you know, sex is really neat.


10 Real Sea Creatures Lifted Directly from Your Nightmares

By now, you should know that our mission statement is 'Nature is terrifying and you should only leave the house if it's an emergency.'


9 Normal Things That Look Trippy Under a Microscope

The world is full of magic, it's just that a lot of it isn't visible without special tools. Fortunately, microscopes exist.


5 Reasons You Should Be Excited About Mars Today

This evening at about 10:30 PST, something pretty incredible will likely occur, and it has nothing to do with the Olympics.