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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With the emergence of India and Pakistan as nuclear adversaries and the Bush administration's shameful withdrawal from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, the clock lost all the ground it had gained over the decades and by 2002 was back to seven minutes to midnight.
The first pressing of the new title will be a limited edition release containing a special version of the Rondo Brothers Seven Minutes To Midnight audio CD, including three bonus tracks not available on the original domestic release.
The first, No Time Left On Earth, was released in 2004, while their latest, the critically acclaimed Seven Minutes To Midnight, was released in May of 2007.
When it was established in 1947 by a group of physicists concerned at the apocalyptic prospect of nuclear war, the time was set at seven minutes to midnight.
It has stayed at seven minutes to midnight since 2002.
Chicago, February 27, 2002: Today, the Board of Directors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moves the minute hand of the "Doomsday Clock," the symbol of nuclear danger, from nine to seven minutes to midnight, the same setting at which the clock debuted 55 years ago.
The hands were nudged forward two minutes to seven minutes to midnight, identical to the position they were in when the clock made its debut 55 years ago.
In particular, the hands of the Doomsday Clock remain at seven minutes to midnight, as set by the board of directors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists on February 27, 2002, rather than as shown on the representation of the Doomsday Clock on the cover of The American Prospect.
The pair were spotted at seven minutes to midnight - Roanaid was killed just after midnight on a dark tree-lined laneway leading to her family home in Silchester Park.