August 14th, 2003

Life 2 (based on icon from tamnonlinear)

News from the BBC

* Creatine 'boosts brain power' *
The dietary supplement creatine - known to improve athletic performance - can
also boost memory and intelligence, researchers say.
Full story:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/1/hi/health/3145223.stm
Now where did I put my bottle of memory enhancing tablets? It must be somewhere around here.

* Twelve-year-old boy passes A-level *
A computer whizzkid who does not go to school is thought to be the youngest
person this year to gain an A-level
Full story:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/1/hi/education/3149789.stm
I'm never completely sure if home schooling is good. I know some on my friends list do so, and I respect that chioce, but I do wonder if the potential improvement in academic standards outweighs the potential lack of social contact with other children. Anyone want to comment on that?

Peace
peter