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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The Stranglers and Siouxsie and the Banshees inspired us, though we also wrote our own songs including Three Minutes To Midnight.
Seventy-six years ago tonight, at three minutes to midnight, the dam in San Francisquito Canyon buckled and unleashed an estimated 15 billion gallons of water - killing at least 450 people.
I recently read that,if the world was made in 24 hours, then humans appeared at three minutes to midnight.
com/doomsday-clock-update-world-remains-close-nuclear-destruction-amid-russia-us-nuclear-2280724) would stay  at three minutes to midnight, which means the world remained close to nuclear destruction.
Today, more than 25 years after the end of the Cold War, the members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Science and Security Board have looked closely at the world situation and found it highly threatening to humanity--so threatening that the hands of the Doomsday Clock must once again be set at three minutes to midnight, two minutes closer to catastrophe than in 2014.
I recently read that if the world was made in twenty-four hours then humans appeared at three minutes to midnight.
The clock had sat at three minutes to midnight since January 2015 and had been adjusted 22 times in 69 years, according to the group.