Cracked Archive - Science

The 6 Most Popular Crime Fighting Tactics (That Don't Work)

t's hard to talk people out of laws that sound like they're tough on crime, because damn it, those criminals have to pay, and the people arguing on the other side are probably just a bunch of bleeding hearts anyway. Who cares what the statistics say.


8 Ridiculous Animal Myths You Probably Believe

When it comes to myths about our neighbors in the animal kingdom, people tend to buy into even the most far-fetched ideas with nary a second thought.


6 Man-Made Materials You Won't Believe Exist

'Man-made materials' make most people think of disastrous fashion, or whine about how things were better when everything was natural and green. But we invented doors and electrical supplies to keep her out, and some of us have been building incredible unnatural things ever since.


5 Disturbing Ways Food Will Be Different in the Future

Expect the future to take a turn for the weird when they implement these babies in our everyday lives.


The 5 Most Terrifying Ways Your Brain Can Turn on You

Here are five ways your brain can suddenly turn the world into a bizarre carnival of the absurd.


The 5 Most Insane Modern Medical Procedures That Work

Medicine is unique in that every radical advance is simultaneously exciting and terrifying. Very, very terrifying.


8 Mind-Blowing Realities of Our Future Full of Old People

Allow us to take a moment to imagine a planet where 'old' is the new 'everybody.'


4 Great Love Stories in Movies for Guys

Some of my all-time favorite love stories are in a variety of genres that no one ever called romance. Which love stories? Glad you asked! Oh, you didn't ask?


8 Species That Are Threatening to Swarm the Globe

It's paradoxical that there are some species out there that we just can't exterminate, and not for want of trying. These creatures breed out of control and march steadily forth, taking human territory miles at a time.


5 Insanely Frivolous Uses of DNA Technology

Sure, science fiction is full of horrifying genetic experiments gone wrong, but in the real world, things are much worse.


5 Insane Explanations for Stuff Your Body Does Every Day

It's weird: Much of what is going on inside our own bodies is still a complete mystery to us. And the theories as to why we do some of these things are downright bizarre.


6 Utterly Insane Innovations History Was SURE Were Coming

Here are the most baffling vehicular predictions 'Popular Science'seemed really keen on at the time


5 Ways Evolution Has Screwed Us Over

Evolution is a fickle mistress. We have opposable thumbs, but also get headaches if we eat ice cream too fast. But some of the everyday annoyances that drive us crazy are exactly what made modern humanity possible.


5 Things You Won't Believe Are Making You Dumber

Nobody likes to think of their intelligence as something that can get weak and flabby due to things that are out of our control. Science says otherwise.


12 Pictures of Space You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped

Space is just flat-out crazy as hell. Oh, don't take our word for it or anything; we have photographic evidence.