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Doomsday clock moves closer to midnight as war in Ukraine escalates

Telegraph, 25 Jan 2023
The "Doomsday Clock" symbolizing the perils to humanity moved its closest ever to midnight on Tuesday amid the Ukraine war, nuclear tensions and the climate crisis.

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, which describes the clock as a "metaphor for how close humanity is to self-annihilation," moved its hands from 100 seconds to midnight to 90 seconds to midnight.

A decision to reset the hands of the symbolic clock is taken each year by the Bulletin's science and security board and its board of sponsors, which includes 11 Nobel laureates.

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