IT'S been nearly three decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union, but the communist nation's horror history of science lives on. We unearth five of the most terrifying experiments conducted under the long lost regime. 1. Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov and the 'humanzees' Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov was a Soviet biologist who worked on cross-species breeding in the early 20th century. He was controversially linked to attempts to create a human-ape hybrid – known as "humanzees". In the 1920s, Ivanov carried out a series of experiments that involved artificially inseminating female chimpanzees with human sperm. He failed to achieve his goal, but he wasn't put off. In 1929, he organised experiments to inseminate female humans with ape sperm, but the death of his last orangutan caused a delay. Shortly after, the Soviet government decided to exile him to the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic, where he died just two years later from a stroke.2. Two-headed monster dogs Soviet scientist Vladimir … [Read more...] about The twisted history of Soviet science – human ape breeding, two-headed dogs and a POISON chamber for humans
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A quarter of the century after the end of the Cold War, the only cannon that has actually fired in space finally comes to light.Installed on the Almaz space station in 1970s, the R-23M Kartech was derived from a powerful aircraft weapon. The original 23-millimeter cannon was designed by Aron Rikhter for the Tupolev Tu-22 Blinder supersonic bomber. That gun is relatively well known. However, its space-based cousin had largely remained in obscurity. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Until now. This year, thanks to a Russian television show, the world got to see grainy footage of the space gun. Using that footage, we created the virtual model of the R-23M that you see above. Here's the inside story: This year, thanks to a Russian TV show, the world got to see grainy footage of the space gun. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below From the dawn of the Space Age, the secrecy-obsessed Soviet military was terrified by the prospect of American spacecraft approaching and inspecting … [Read more...] about Here Is the Soviet Union’s Secret Space Cannon
Half a century ago, on Nov. 1, 1963, the Soviet Union launched the first prototype of the "killer" satellite—what we would call today an antisatellite system, or ASAT. Officially announced as Polyot-1 (or Flight-1), this highly maneuverable spacecraft was intended to test whether the Soviets could approach an "enemy" satellite and blow it in smithereens. This mission set off a decades-long race to develop and deploy offensive weapons in space that culminated in the 1980s with Ronald Reagan's famous Star Wars program. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Although a nuclear standoff between East and West subsided soon thereafter and the Cold War thawed, the danger of weaponization of space flared up again recently with the emergence of new space powers, such as China and Iran.With the world dependent more than ever on satellites for communications, navigation, and other daily needs, the very possibility of orbital warfare could trigger a domino effect of costly measures and … [Read more...] about The Hidden History of the Soviet Satellite-Killer
United States Air Force/AFP/Getty Images What is Area 51? Area 51 is the nation's most secret military facility. It's part of a bigger land parcel of federally restricted land that's called the Nevada Test and Training Range, which itself is about the size of Connecticut. [Also] inside of that is the Nevada Test Site, which is where, starting in 1951, America set off more than 100 atmospheric nuclear bombs and then followed up with another 800-and-change in underground tunnels. How did your book get its start? In 2007, at a Christmas Eve dinner, an 88-year-old scientist named Ed Lovick leaned over to me and said, "Have I got a story for you." He told me he had invented stealth technology for the CIA, starting in late 1957. And the reason he could tell me was that just a few months earlier in 2007, the CIA had declassified one of the main programs that Lovick worked onthe first stealth Mach 3 spy plane, which was called the A-12 Oxcart. Though most people have never heard of the A-12 … [Read more...] about Was the Roswell UFO Really a Soviet Hoax?