Why The Metaphorical Doomsday Clock Is Edging Closer To Midnight

On January 26, atomic scientists moved the hands of the Doomsday Clock 30 seconds closer to midnight. What does that mean? The Doomsday Clock is a symbol designed to convey how close we are to causing humanity's destruction—symbolized by midnight—whether through nuclear war, climate change, or even cybertechnology. Watch the videos below to learn more about why the clock now reads two and a half minutes to midnight.

Doomsday Clock: Why It's Closer To The Apocalypse

The scientists cite several reasons.

Doomsday Clock Predicts Human Extinction

Learn more about the Doomsday Clock.

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What If We Have A Nuclear War?

Here's what might happen if the clock strikes midnight.

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Written by Curiosity Staff January 27, 2017