Doomsday clock shifts back one minute
By T.K. Randall
January 15, 2010 · 10 comments
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The Doomsday Clock, a timepiece designed to represent how close we are to nuclear annihilation has been shifted back one minute.
It was created in 1947 by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists after the dropping of two nuclear bombs over Japan in World War 2 and represents the current nuclear threat to the world. This new change signals good news for those fearing a nuclear armageddon and is hoped to be the first of many reversals of the clock over the coming years.
The Doomsday Clock, a timepiece measuring how close humanity is to nuclear destruction, has shifted back one minute. Anti-nuclear campaigners welcomed forecasts by the symbolic clock, created by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists in 1947, that the current threat had lessened.
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