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Watertown Daily Times | N.Y. The Republicans are looking back

New York Times ALBANY, N.Y. – It's the party of Theodore Roosevelt, Nelson A. Rockefeller and, yes, President Donald Trump. Almost all of the past 75 years, it has led the New York State Senate. Donors include such deep-rooted, well connected interests as charter schools and New York real estate moguls. After a campaign on election day, however, the New …

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Watertown Daily Times | Scientists are pushing for a crash program to scrub carbon from the air

WASHINGTON – With the time to avoid dangerous global warming, the country's leading scientific institution on Wednesday called on the federal government to launch a research program that develops technologies that can remove large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in order to reduce global warming Climate to Slow Change The 369-page report, authored by a panel of National …

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Watertown Daily Times | Scientists are pushing for a crash program to scrub carbon from the air

WASHINGTON – With the time to avoid dangerous global warming, the country's leading scientific institution on Wednesday called on the federal government to launch a research program that develops technologies that can remove large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in order to reduce global warming Climate to Slow Change The 369-page report, authored by a panel of National …

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Watertown Daily Times | New dwarf planet on the edge of the solar system

An unknown dwarf planet orbits the expanse of our solar system, announced the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center last week. Officially designated 2015 TG387, the small and spherical object is probably a ball of ice. Astronomers first observed the dwarf planet on October 13, 2015 from the Subaru telescope at Mauna Kea Observatories in Hawaii. The explorer nicknamed 2015 …

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Watertown Daily Times | Meteor showers wants to be on a bright note in 2018, with one coming up on Monday

The American Meteor Society The American Meteor Society, October 30th, 2002, is a high-speed, long-term study of the weather period of heavy meteor activity. "Many of the showers are well known, as they" occur annually or at regular intervals as they pass through the dusty desert by a comet, "according to NASA's Planetary Science Division. The showers are high concentrations …

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Watertown Daily Times | It is a comet! No, it's an asteroid! No, it's an alien spaceship! (Actually, it's a comet.)

A mysterious, strangely elongated object that shines through our solar system is probably a comet. This is the conclusion of astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope and 27 ground-based telescopes to study the interstellar visitor that was discovered on 19 October. It is the first object ever created outside our planetary neighborhood. Report published in the journal Nature on Wednesday …

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Watertown Daily Times | Scientists finally find the 240 million year old "mother of all lizards"

Here's a fact you should know about the world in which you live: it houses more species of scaly reptiles than all the mammal families combined. The reptilian order Squamata, which includes snakes, lizards and legless worm-like creatures known as amphibians, is the largest order of living vertebrates on the planet. And yet scientists know amazingly little about where all …

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Watertown Daily Times | Johns Hopkins engineers help NASA reconnect to the long-lost "zombie" satellite

BALTIMORE – When aerospace engineers launch a satellite, they do not expect it to last forever. When the NASA orbiter, known as IMAGE, disappeared into orbit after five years, few were alerted. What stunned the field came last January, when an amateur satellite observer saw IMAGE re-enter the sky after a dozen years, still trying to talk to Earth. "I've …

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