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Stories by Tia Ghose

Found: Africa's Oldest Penguins

A new fossil discovery could shed light on why the number of penguin species plummeted on Africa's coastline from four species 5 million years ago to just one today—the jackass penguin

March 26, 2013 — Tia Ghose and LiveScience

Largest Prime Number Discovered

A U.S. mathematician used a giant network of computers to find a new prime number--17,425,170 digits long

February 5, 2013 — Tia Ghose and LiveScience

Emotional Smarts Tied to General IQ

The same brain regions that perform cognitive tasks may also provide social intelligence, according to a new study

January 23, 2013 — Tia Ghose and LiveScience

Like Math? Thank Your Motivation, Not IQ

People who were driven by their own interest improved their math skills the most. IQ or external factors such as parental pressure or grades didn't create a lasting boost

December 28, 2012 — Tia Ghose and LiveScience

Human Intelligence Secrets Revealed by Chimp Brains

Unlike the case in human brains, neural connectivity does not rapidly augment in chimpanzee brains during the first two years of life, which may explain our unique intelligence

December 19, 2012 — Tia Ghose and LiveScience
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