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The Pyrenean ibex, an impressive mountain goat that lived in the central Pyrenees in Spain, went extinct in 2000. But a...
Tight budgets are forcing NASA to consider turning off one or more planetary science projects that have completed their...
Ebola is not a stranger to West Africa—an outbreak in the 1990s killed chimpanzees and sickened one researcher. But the...
In an as-yet-unpublished report, an international panel of geoscientists has concluded that a pair of deadly...
Tropical disease experts tried and failed before to eradicate yaws, a rare disfiguring disease of poor countries. Now,...
Since 2002, researchers have reported that agricultural communities in the hot and humid Pacific Coast of Central...
Balkan endemic kidney disease surfaced in the 1950s and for decades defied attempts to finger the cause. It occurred...
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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Do animals know enough to know what they don't know? When do children begin to develop this "metacognition"? And how can this knowledge be applied to disorders such as autism? Science's Online News Editor David Grimm chats with John David Smith of the University of Buffalo in New York, who spoke about metacognition at a session here on Sunday at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (which publishes ScienceNOW).