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'Doomsday' Has Never Been Closer

It is now 100 seconds to 'midnight,' says Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

(Newser) - The keepers of the Doomsday Clock on Thursday moved the symbolic countdown to global disaster to the closest point to midnight in its 73-year history, citing “existential danger” from nuclear war and climate change, per the AP . The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, which was founded after the creation... More »

Scientists Reveal New Doomsday Clock Reading

It remains at 2 minutes to armageddon, what group calls the 'new abnormal'

(Newser) - "A new abnormal: It is still two minutes to midnight," the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists said Thursday in revealing its Doomsday Clock, the symbolic timepiece representing humanity's proximity to an apocalypse of its own making. Never before has the clock been closer to midnight, reports CBS... More »

Doomsday Clock Ticks Closer to Midnight

We're now the closest we've been to midnight since 1953

(Newser) - "What matters is whether [the Doomsday Clock] is moving farther or closer to midnight. That's the key," says the executive director of the Arms Control Association. Erg. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists on Thursday announced the clock—a symbol of how close the world stands to... More »

Doomsday Clock: It's 2.5 Minutes Til Midnight

Clock moves up 30 seconds as Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists largely blames Trump

(Newser) - We haven't been this close to doomsday since atomic bombs were detonated in 1953, according to the Doomsday Clock. The clock, used to show "how close we are to destroying our civilization," jumped 30 seconds closer to midnight Wednesday, giving us 2.5 minutes to go, reports... More »

Doomsday Clock: We're Still at 3 Minutes to Midnight

Clock ends up not getting a time adjustment

(Newser) - The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists were set to adjust the Doomsday Clock on Tuesday if necessary, but they announced in Washington, DC, that it remains at three minutes to midnight. The clock "conveys how close we are to destroying our civilization with dangerous technologies of our own making,... More »

'Doomsday Clock' Jumps 2 Minutes

Scientists say it's now 3 minutes before midnight

(Newser) - The Doomsday Clock may not have moved last year , but today it made up for it: The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists announced that the clock jumped ahead two minutes and now stands at three minutes before midnight, reports Mashable . "Midnight," of course, being the end of civilization. The... More »

Doomsday Clock Hovers at 5 Mins. to Midnight

Technology can save or destroy humanity, keepers warn

(Newser) - We're no closer or further away from Armageddon than we were this time last year, according to the keepers of the Doomsday Clock, who have decided to leave it at an alarming 5 minutes to midnight. The Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, which runs... More »

Doomsday Is 1 Minute Closer

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists moves up its famous clock

(Newser) - The apocalypse is a smidge closer today: The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists moved its Doomsday Clock from 11:54 to 11:55, reports USA Today . The symbolic clock has been in place since 1947 and now factors in climate change along with nuclear proliferation. We're still a few ticks... More »

'Doomsday Clock' Set Back 1 Minute

Scientists see progress on nukes, climate change

(Newser) - The infamous Doomsday Clock, a symbolic representation of the threat of the world's "catastrophic destruction," was set back one minute today. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists reset the clock from 5 to 6 minutes to midnight, reflecting small but encouraging progress on the twin threats the scientists see... More »

'Doomsday Clock' Changes Thursday

Which way unknown, but move will be streamed live online

(Newser) - The hands of the Doomsday Clock, which the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists maintains to represent the severity of nuclear catastrophe, will move this Thursday. In which direction, no one knows, but for the first time everyone can watch the change here during the announcement at 10am EST. More »

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