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Doomsday Clock registers Cold-War-type pessimism

Members of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists unveiling the 2017 time for the Doomsday Clock on Thursday in Washington, DC.

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IT IS getting closer to midnight.

On Thursday, the group of scientists who orchestrate the Doomsday Clock, a symbolic instrument informing the public when the Earth is facing imminent disaster, moved its minute hand from three to two-and-a-half minutes before the final...

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