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'Doomsday Clock' closer to midnight than ever

Jan 24, 2020 - 8:51 AM

The clock ticks down to 100 seconds to midnight, symbolizing the greatest level of peril to humanity since its creation in 1947

CLOSER. The Doomsday Clock reads 100 seconds to midnight, a decision made by The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, during an announcement at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on January 23, 2020. Photo by Eva Hambach/AFP)

Information wars endanger civilization, say 'Doomsday' experts

Jan 25, 2019 - 7:59 AM

The manipulation of facts, fake news, and information overload – along with global warming and flirting with nuclear war – are factors bringing humans as close to destroying the planet as ever, says the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

DOOMSDAY CLOCK. Former California Governor Jerry Brown, (L) and former U.S. Secretary of Defense William Perry unveil the Doomsday Clock during The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists news conference, on January 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Nuclear concerns push 'Doomsday Clock' closer to midnight

Jan 25, 2018 - 11:50 PM

The last time the clock was at two minutes to midnight was in 1953 when the United States and Soviet Union were testing hydrogen bombs

DOOMSDAY CLOCK. Members of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists deliver remarks on the 2017 time for the "Doomsday Clock" in January 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Symbolic 'Doomsday Clock' moves closer to midnight

Jan 26, 2017 - 11:41 PM

UPDATED The clock – which serves as a metaphor for how close humanity is to destroying the planet – was last changed in 2015 from 5 to 3 minutes to midnight It is now set at two and a half minutes to midnight

DOOMSDAY CLOCK Scientists and members of the 'The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' hold a press conference  at the National Press Club January 26, 2016 in Washington, DC. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty/AFP

'Doomsday' clock remains at 3 minutes to midnight

Jan 27, 2016 - 10:14 AM

The clock serves as a metaphor for how close humanity is to destroying the planet and was most recently moved closer to midnight in 2015

CLOSE TO 'DOOMSDAY' Lawrence Krauss, director of the Arizona State University New Origins Initiative, helps unveil the 'Doomsday Clock' after the announcement that the historic clock would remain at 3 minutes to midnight, in Washington, DC, USA, January 26, 2016. Michael Reynolds/EPA