Cracked Archive - Science

The 7 Most Impressive Examples of Animal Architecture
The 7 Most Impressive Examples of Animal Architecture

Animals have been cranking out architectural marvels since humanity was still trying to figure out how pooping works.

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The 5 Biggest Backfires in the History of Disaster Relief
The 5 Biggest Backfires in the History of Disaster Relief

The nice thing about natural disasters is that you always know who to blame them on: your god, your god's greatest mortal enemy or a kraken. Unfortunately, we don't have the same luxury when it comes to catastrophes brought on by man -- especially when all of man's bright ideas for fixing them just keep making them worse.

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The 6 Weirdest Dangers of Space Travel
The 6 Weirdest Dangers of Space Travel

When mankind finally makes the big leap from Earth to space, it's probably not going to be the time-warping black holes or mouth-raping aliens that do him in. In fact, tomorrow's astronauts will be on the lookout for dangers that are laughably mundane.

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7 Horrible Ways The Universe Can Destroy Us Without Warning
7 Horrible Ways The Universe Can Destroy Us Without Warning

he universe is patient. It can wait. But rest assured: Some day, when you least expect it, it will reap a terrible vengeance upon you.

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6 Ways Nature Cleans Up Our Messes Better Than We Do
6 Ways Nature Cleans Up Our Messes Better Than We Do

Every once in a while, Mother Nature surprises us with her resiliency, Wolverine-like healing abilities and willingness to step in and clean up our filthy messes when we prove ourselves incompetent.

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8 Terrifying Skeletons of Adorable Animals
8 Terrifying Skeletons of Adorable Animals

As with everything, it's really the cute creatures that are harboring true horror just beneath their skin.

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7 Basic Things You Won't Believe You're All Doing Wrong
7 Basic Things You Won't Believe You're All Doing Wrong

Stop what you're doing because, whatever it is, you're probably screwing it up.

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The 6 Most Bizarre Medical Hoaxes People Actually Believed
The 6 Most Bizarre Medical Hoaxes People Actually Believed

Repeat after us: Medicine. Is. Not. Magic.

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6 Socially Conscious Actions That Only Look Like They Help
6 Socially Conscious Actions That Only Look Like They Help

A lot of the half-assed stuff we do not only doesn't help but actually ends up making things worse for everyone.

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6 Fitness Tips Everyone's Heard (That Don't Work at All)
6 Fitness Tips Everyone's Heard (That Don't Work at All)

According to countless self-proclaimed fitness experts, apparently there is only one way to avoid obesity and early death: their way.

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The Most Appropriately Endangered Species on the Planet
The Most Appropriately Endangered Species on the Planet

Somewhere in the world right now a harpy eagle is choking on the remnants of a helium balloon and a giant sea turtle is strangling itself in a six-pack ring. Nature, by its very ... nature, is cruel; it claims the lives of animals wantonly, sometimes the lives of entire species, leaving the rest terrified and wondering which will be the next group.

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Killer Whale: Biggest Badass in the Animal Kingdom [CHART]
Killer Whale: Biggest Badass in the Animal Kingdom [CHART]

Land sharks are funny. Until you realize that killer whales can do that.

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10 Animals You Won't Believe Are Closely Related
10 Animals You Won't Believe Are Closely Related

Here are a few critters that took a much weirder evolutionary path than you might at first expect.

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6 Reasons We Should Be Way More Scared Of Ants
6 Reasons We Should Be Way More Scared Of Ants

Note: I'm going to talk about how much I hate ants for about 2,000 words. I hope you're okay with that. Read more: http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-reasons-we-should-be-way-more-scared-ants/#ixzz1GwraLVIc

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The 8 Most Terrifying Diets in the Animal Kingdom
The 8 Most Terrifying Diets in the Animal Kingdom

Animals eat insects, and their own poop, and their own children. So what in the hell could qualify as a weird diet in the animal kingdom? Trust us, it gets weirder.

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