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    Doomsday clock pushed back 1 minute

    The world has inched further away from doom and nuclear disaster, said a group of respected scientists that includes 19 Nobel Laureates. The symbolic Doomsday Clock has been moved back a minute, reflecting the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists' more optimistic view of the world's chances of avoiding catastrophic threats such as nuclear attacks.
    The clock is now set at six minutes to midnight, with midnight representing a nuclear apocalypse, according to the group, which is based in Chicago, Illinois.
    "We are poised to bend the arc of history toward a world free of nuclear weapons. For the first time since atomic bombs were dropped in 1945, leaders of nuclear weapons states are cooperating to vastly reduce their arsenals and secure all nuclear bomb-making material," the scientists said in a statement Thursday.
    The Doomsday Clock was created in 1947 and had been adjusted only 18 times before Thursday, the group said.
    The closest it has been to midnight is two minutes, from 1953 to 1960, after the Soviet Union and the United States stepped up testing of thermonuclear devices.
    The farthest has been 17 minutes, from 1991 to 1995, after the signing of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.
    More here: Doomsday clock pushed back 1 minute - CNN.com

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    No doubt that it was one of Obama's speeches that did it... I'm sure that N. Korea and Iran stopped research & development on all nuclear missiles immediately after hearing the speech

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    Quote Originally Posted by TXCharlie View Post
    No doubt that it was one of Obama's speeches that did it... I'm sure that N. Korea and Iran stopped research & development on all nuclear missiles immediately after hearing the speech
    Good one, Chuck.


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