Cracked Archive - Science

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.


5 Random Factors That Determine Whether You Succeed in Life

You've stayed in school, stayed off drugs and made the right friends. Dollar bills should be raining down on you like a ticker tape parade, right? Not if you've got these completely arbitrary factors working against you.


The 6 Most Mind-Blowing Animal Senses

Every now and then, an animal's sensory superiority goes above and beyond the usual and takes a turn for the bizarre and/or terrifying.


11 Images of Nature You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped

One thing we've discovered over and over again is that nature is always weirder than what we give it credit for.


6 Tiny Things Doctors Do That Can Save (Or End) Your Life

It turns out the world is full of zero-cost solutions that save lives. It's just a matter of convincing people to use them.


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.