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Key Years in 'Doomsday Clock' Time

The "Doomsday Clock" by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists measures the likelihood of a global cataclysm by reflecting how vulnerable the world is to catastrophe from nuclear weapons, climate change and new technologies. Midnight represents the apocalypse. Some key dates in the clock's nearly 70-year history: 1953 — The clock comes the closest it ever has to midnight,  just two minutes away, after the U.S. and Soviet Union test hydrogen bombs. "The hands of...

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