Cracked Archive - Science

8 Terrifying Robots Now Stalking Your Local Hospital

Apparently, what the world really needs is robots specifically designed to understand the human body and interact with it. With knives.


6 Bizarre Side Effects of Foods You Eat Every Day

Mmm... Tastes like auditory hallucinations.


7 Animals That Are One Flaw Away From Taking Over the World

The fascinating thing about evolution is how it finds infinite ways for creatures to be badass. But equally amazing is how creatures find a way to survive and thrive even with laughable and obvious design defects.


8 Things You Won't Believe Plants Do When No One's Looking

It turns out that plants are capable of some pretty sophisticated, even downright nefarious schemes.


5 Real Animal Friendships Straight Out of a Disney Movie

Sometimes, vicious carnivores of the world take an appraising look at centuries of biological necessity, then turn their back on it and say, 'Screw that noise, let's be friends.'


5 Ways Your Bad Habits Might Just Save Your Life

Depending on what's wrong with you, the cure can often be found in the things your health nut friends warned you about.


The 6 Most Horrifying Lies The Food Industry is Feeding You

If there's one thing in the world the food industry is dead set against, it's allowing you to actually maintain some level of control over what you eat.


8 Simple Questions You Won't Believe Science Can't Answer

You think you understand gravity. And then you start looking at what it actually is, and then you're in a world of shit.


5 Things You Do Every Day That Are Actually Addictions

As science gets a better understanding of how addiction works in the brain, suddenly a whole lot of our habits and cultural phenomena make more sense.


6 Ways Your Sense of Smell Is Secretly Controlling Your Mind

Apparently, the sense of smell can give you powers that would make Professor X jealous.


5 Major Cities That Are Going to Be Destroyed

'Why don't they move?' is a common question after a recurring natural disaster. Chances are that you may be in the same boat.


7 Scientific Ways Coffee Gives You Super Powers

There's a joke that scientists are devices for turning coffee into results, and being scientists, they've taken it literally.


The 5 Most Badass Things Done While Conquering a Mountain

Hemingway once noted that bull fighting, motor racing and mountaineering were the only true sports. Meaning, if there wasn't a risk of death, it was just a game. To that end, mountaineering stands above the rest.


The 6 Most Frequently Quoted Brain Facts (That Are Total BS)

After millennia of research, experts still don't know very much about the human brain. As such, most of what you have picked up on the subject from pop culture is just laughably wrong.