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What is the Doomsday Clock and how does it work?

Doomsday Clock was first established in 1947 (Picture: Getty)

The Doomsday Clock is emblematic of the current threat of global annihilation.

Apologies for the bleak statement, but the clock could move closer than it has ever come to midnight today, thanks to a year of growing unrest between North Korea and the US.

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Since its inception in 1947, the Doomsday Clock has warned humanity how close the world is to catastrophe every year, with midnight being the time of the apocalypse.

Over the years the clock’s hands have moved forwards and backwards as… Read the full story