Doomsday Clock

SciTech Now Episode 35

In this episode of SciTech Now, we visit one community in Central Florida that is working to better cohabitate with the area’s black bear population; Hari Sreenivasan sits down with climate scientist Richard Somerville to discuss the Doomsday Clock; we do “Show and Tell” with two tortoises, Hermes and Mud; Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Dr. Michael Lipton about the risks associated with head injuries and we take a closer look at the Theremin, a unique instrument that uses bioelectric magnetic fields to create sound.

Richard Somerville Discusses the Doomsday Clock

In January 2015, the iconic Doomsday Clock moved two minutes closer to midnight. What does that mean? According to the esteemed Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, the world is that much closer to catastrophe. Should we be worried? To explain, is the man who virtually moved the hand himself, climate scientist Richard Somerville.

On doomsday time

For our readers who may have missed the memo, I should probably just come out with it.  I’m afraid we’re only three minutes from global catastrophe – or at least, according to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.  Instituted by the creators of the atom bomb, the Bulletin has long been a forum for discussing […]