What is the Doomsday clock


It's a fictional clock which purports to show how close to destruction the world is (ie how many minutes to midnight). It was started in 1947 and is still run by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. In January 2017 the clock was moved to two-and-a-half minutes to midnight - the closest to midnight it's ever been - because of the threat of nuclear weapons, climate change, and the rise of populist nationalism around the world including the US.

What is the 1922 Committee and why is it called that?

What is the Conservative party's 1922 committee, and how did it get its name?

What are rules for Tory leadership contests?

How does the Conservative party leadership election work, and what is the role of the 1922 committee?

What is a vassal state?

Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg warn that the UK would become a 'vassal state' under the Brexit deal supported by Theresa May.

What did John McEnroe say about Serena Williams?

What did former tennis player John McEnroe say about Serena Williams?

Why is Salvador Dali being exhumed?

Why are they digging up artist Salvador Dali's body?

What happened with the BBC News at Ten going off air?

What made the BBC News at Ten crash?

Why is Ed Miliband doing a radio show?

Why is the former Labour leader sitting in for Jeremy Vine?

Why is Daniel Day-Lewis retiring?

Why is three-times Oscar winner actor Daniel Day-Lewis retiring?