Doomsday Clock now at 90 seconds to Midnight – what does that mean?

The best way to tackle what has happened is to first give you a brief bit of background on what the Doomsday clock actually is. Who sets this, and what criteria do they use to set it? The concept was started by a group of scientists who had been part of the Manhattan Project. In June … Read more

The Moment She died the clock stopped

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Richard Feynman tells the following story about the time when his wife Arline died. It was 1945. She was in her 20s and sadly had tuberculosis. They had only been married two years. Below is an extract from his book, Surely Your Joking Mr. Feynman, describing what happened while he was working in Los Alamos … Read more