By Lisa Haven

A group of scientists known as the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, a group founded in 1945 by the University of Chicago Scientists, have just set the Doomsday clock to two minutes to midnight.

The Doomsday Clock is a symbol of scientific concerns about humanity’s possible annihilation, and this group believes that we are inching closer to nuclear war today than ever before.

The only other time we have hit the two-minute marker was in 1953, a time when the U.S. pursued the hydrogen bomb and tested their first thermonuclear device.

The question that needs to be asked is why did these scientists feel the need to inch our clock closer to doomsday? The answer might surprise you! All that and more below…


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