Doomsday Clock

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A symbolic clock face, maintained since 1947 by atomic scientists at the University of Chicago, that views humans as minutes from midnight—i.e., catastrophic destruction
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If expanding ownership energizes our anemic economic recovery, as I think it would, it will also serve to advance the doomsday clock.
Founded in 1945 by University of Chicago scientists who had helped develop the first atomic weapons in the Manhattan Project, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists subsequently created the Doomsday Clock in 1947 using the imagery of apocalypse (midnight) and the contemporary idiom of nuclear explosion (countdown to zero), to convey threats to humanity and the planet.
Just ask the folks at the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, who have made a point of trying to concoct a rational measure of such stuff with their famous Doomsday Clock.
The Doomsday Clock of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, a symbol that conveys "how close we are to destroying our civilization with dangerous technologies of our own making," has moved from five minutes before midnight to three minutes before.
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists this past week moved the hands on their famous Doomsday Clock two minutes closer to Armageddon.
Rising threats from climate change and nuclear arsenals prompted the scientists who maintain the Doomsday Clock, a symbolic countdown to global catastrophe, to move it two minutes closer to midnight, its first shift in three years.
The international community's failure to bring the CTBT into force is one of the reasons why the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists' iconic Doomsday Clock remains poised at five minutes to midnight -- the closest it has been to midnight since the height of the Cold War.
Meanwhile, players will be engaged in different missions to roll back the ticking Doomsday Clock during the Cold War in the game "CounterSpy.
Washington, Jan 16 ( ANI ): The iconic Doomsday Clock is poised at five minutes until midnight, it has been announced.
An omnipresent doomsday clock on your digital display counts down the remaining seconds until your air supply expires and you begin choking to death.
The Cardiff-born professor, pictured, said that due to the uneasy truce between the North and South and the often questionable leadership credentials of Kim Jong-Un, he feared the doomsday clock could be edging closer to midnight.
CLOCKING ON: the doomsday clock didn't reach midnight