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The Doomsday Clock Turns 75, World Remains '100 Seconds Until Midnight'

Members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists warned we're "stuck in a perilous moment" after announcing the Doomsday Clock remains at 100 seconds until midnight. It's the third straight year we've been in this situation, underscoring how close humanity is to destroying the world. Created 75 years ago as a nuclear warning, this symbolic timepiece continues to draw attention to catastrophes to the human race. Learn more about the Doomsday Clock.

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    What Does the Doomsday Clock Still Tell Us About Humanity?

    75 Years On, the Doomsday Clock Keeps Ticking
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    75 Years On, the Doomsday Clock Keeps Ticking

    The iconic graphic of a timepiece originated as a nuclear warning. It updates its time on Thursday amid threats like climate change and pandemics. In …

    The Doomsday Clock reveals how close we are to...doom
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    The Doomsday Clock reveals how close we are to...doom

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    CNN - Megan Marples

    CNN — The Doomsday Clock has been ticking for exactly 75 years. But it’s no ordinary clock. It attempts to gauge how close humanity is to destroying the world. On Thursday, the clock was set at 100 seconds until midnight – the same time it has been since 2020. The clock isn’t designed to definitively …

    How to read the Doomsday Clock
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    How to read the Doomsday Clock

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    BBC Future - SJ Beard

    I first became aware of the Doomsday Clock at school in the mid-1990s when a teacher introduced it to me. She told my class about the grand sweep of history, explaining that if everything that had happened on our planet was compressed into a single year, then life would have emerged in early March, …

    Unwinding Doomsday’s Clock
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    Unwinding Doomsday’s Clock

    The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists earlier this year voted to keep the hands of the Doomsday Clock measuring humanity’s likelihood to self-destruct closer to midnight than ever. One of those scientists is now leading a new generation of teachers fighting for our survival by changing the way we …

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