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Published on January 25th, 2018 | by Larry Lootsteen

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It’s Official: Iron Maiden called it. It really IS two minutes to midnight

As of this posting, just minutes ago, scientists moved the Doomsday Clock to two minutes to midnight.

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has moved the Doomsday Clock ahead by 30 seconds — to 11:58 p.m. — the symbolic time of civilization’s destruction.

“It is with considerable concern that we set the Doomsday Clock, as of today,” Rachel Bronson, president and CEO of the organization, said during a news conference. “It is two minutes to midnight.”

The clock, first used in 1947, is a metaphor meant to measure how close we are to destroying the world.

In an uncharacteristic move, the scientists moved the clock by 30 seconds in 2017, to 2½ minutes to midnight. Typically, the clock is moved by the minute.

The bulletin said at the time: “The probability of global catastrophe is very high, and the actions needed to reduce the risks of disaster must be taken very soon.”

There have been heightened tensions between the U.S. and North Korea over the past few months, which Bronson said did influence the changing of the time.

“To call the world’s nuclear state dire is an understatement,” said Bronson.

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