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Think you're smarter than your siblings? If you’re a firstborn child, you might be right

Oldest children really are the smartest, say experts Image: REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Rosamond Hutt

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A teacher writes on a blackboard during class at a public school in Madrid, March 28, 2012. Spain will announce some of its deepest budget cuts ever on Friday, though evaporating growth prospects mean it is likely to fall short of what is needed to meet strict public deficit targets. Cuts in public education have sparked nationwide protests and more cuts are likely to be handed down by autonomous regions after the newly installed conservative central government presents its 2012 budget on Friday.  REUTERS/Sergio Perez (SPAIN - Tags: EDUCATION BUSINESS SOCIETY POLITICS) - RTR3005W
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Iana Williams, 8, who is homeless, reads a book at a School on Wheels' after-school program in Los Angeles, February 9, 2012. School on Wheels provides tutoring and educational mentoring to homeless children. A recent report by the National Alliance to End Homelessness found that California's population of homeless families increased by five percent between 2009 and 2011. It is estimated that there are over 300,000 homeless children in California.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: EDUCATION SOCIETY) - RTR2XKVW
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