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At doom’s doorstep: It is 100 seconds to midnight

Editor’s note: Founded in 1945 by Albert Einstein and University of Chicago scientists who helped develop the first atomic weapons in the Manhattan Project, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists created the Doomsday Clock two years later, using the imagery of apocalypse (midnight) and the contemporary idiom of nuclear explosion (countdown to zero) to convey threats to […]

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2021 Doomsday Clock: This is Your COVID-19 Wake-Up Call — It Is 100 Seconds to Midnight

WASHINGTON, D.C. January 27, 2021 – The COVID-19 pandemic will end up killing well over two million people around the globe.  The mishandling of this grave global health crisis is a “wake-up call” that governments, institutions, and a misled public remain unprepared to handle the even greater threats posed by nuclear war and climate change.  Given this […]

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More Relevant Than Ever, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Turns 75

CHICAGO, IL. December 3, 2020 – A week from today, one of the most influential publications in the world, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, will mark its 75th anniversary. Thriving as never before and expanding into a range of multi-media platforms, the Bulletin remains true to its mission: 75 years of bringing attention to evidence-based journalism and actionable […]

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Doomsday Clock Changed: It Is Now 100 Seconds From Midnight – Twin Threats of Nuclear War, Climate Change Seen as Worsening

WASHINGTON, D.C. January 23, 2020 – The iconic Doomsday Clock symbolizing the gravest perils facing humankind is now closer to midnight than at any point since its creation in 1947. To underscore the need for action, the time on the Doomsday Clock is now being expressed in seconds, rather than minutes: Today, the Bulletin of […]