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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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.
The Doomsday Clock, devised by the Chicago-based Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, now stands at three minutes to midnight, or doomsday.
The shift of the Doomsday Clock hands to three minutes to midnight is the first such adjustment to be made in three years.
The final paragraph of the statement from the Board warns: "In 2015, with the Clock hand moved forward to three minutes to midnight, the board feels compelled to add, with a sense of great urgency: 'The probability of global catastrophe is very high, and the actions needed to reduce the risks of disaster must be taken very soon.
When I went from Luton to West Brom, the deal went through at three minutes to midnight on deadline day.
I spent New Year's Eve in Derby running a 3km race which started at three minutes to midnight so I was running into 2007," he recalls.
By 1984, at the height (or nadir) of the Reagan-Brezhnev era, the clock read three minutes to midnight.
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.
Miley's epic sculpture "Release The Fear" will be featured in Atomic Flame: Three Minutes To Midnight, a new documentary film to be screened at July's G8 Summit in Japan and then released nationwide in the U.
I recently read that if the world was made in twenty-four hours then humans appeared at three minutes to midnight.