Last year, I reported that the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists advanced their Doomsday Clock to 11:57. Two days ago, they updated their assessment of the closeness of the end of civilization. The Associated Press has the story in 'Doomsday Clock' Reflects Dangers to World.
Scientists behind a “Doomsday Clock” that measures the likelihood of a global cataclysm say the world is still under grave threat. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced on Tuesday that the minute hand was at three minutes-to-midnight. (Jan. 26)The good news is that they didn't advance the minute hand. The bad news is that they didn't set it back, either.