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Revolutionary overhaul of dinosaur family tree proposed3/22/2017 6:09:37 PMWASHINGTON - Some of the best-known dinosaurs, like Tyrannosaurus rex and Brontosaurus, may be headed for a divorce due to irreconcilable differences.Brazil ramps up domestic space satellite, rocket programs3/22/2017 4:36:39 PMKOUROU, French Guiana - Brazil is developing technology to send domestically-made satellites into space with its own rockets by the end of the decade, aerospace executives and officials said ahead of the launch of the nation's first defense and communications satellite.Ancient quakes may point to sinking risk for part of California coast3/21/2017 11:35:53 PMSEATTLE - The Big One may be overdue to hit California but scientists near Los Angeles have found a new risk for the area during a major earthquake: abrupt sinking of land, potentially below sea level.First U.S. bumble bee added to endangered species list3/21/2017 9:05:09 PM - The rusty patched bumble bee became the first wild bee in the continental United States to gain federal protection on Tuesday when it was added to the government's list of endangered and threatened species.Scientists launch campaign to restore Pluto to the planet club3/21/2017 6:54:08 PM - A team of scientists seeking to restore Pluto to planethood launched a campaign on Tuesday to broaden the astronomical classifications which led to its demotion to a "dwarf planet" a decade ago.Scientists find how using 'satnav' switches off parts of brain3/21/2017 4:07:39 PMLONDON - If you have long feared that using a "satnav" navigation system to get to your destination is making you worse at finding the way alone, research now suggests you may be right.UK royals' sibling rivalry? Princess Anne says GMO crops have benefits3/22/2017 10:36:58 AMLONDON - Britain's Princess Anne may have sparked some royal sibling rivalry after saying genetically modified crops had real benefits to offer, putting her at odds with her older brother Charles who says they would be an environmental disaster.Breathe easy: nose shape was influenced by local climate3/16/2017 7:44:55 PMWASHINGTON - The human nose, in all its glorious forms, is one of our most distinctive characteristics, whether big, little, broad, narrow or somewhere in between. Scientists are now sniffing out some of the factors that drove the evolution of the human proboscis.Newer type 2 diabetes drugs show heart protective quality in study3/19/2017 6:51:27 PMWASHINGTON - A newer class of type 2 diabetes drugs significantly cut the risk of death and hospitalization for heart failure compared with other medicines for the disease, according to data released on Sunday from a so-called real world study sponsored by AstraZeneca.Miniature lab begins science experiments in outer space3/16/2017 12:09:40 PMHERZLIYA, Israel - Orbiting the earth at more than 500 kilometers (300 miles), a tiny satellite with a laboratory shrunk to the size of a tissue box is helping scientists carry out experiments that take gravity out of the equation.