Childhood IQ link to drugs
- Children with high IQs may be more prone to drug use in later life. A study showed women who had high IQs as five-year-olds were twice as likely to have used cannabis and cocaine as those with low IQs. Men with high childhood intelligence were 50 per cent more likely to have taken drugs as adults.
Youngsters' texting is a pain in the joints
- Nearly half of young Brits have suffered from joint pain as a result of constant texting, research has revealed. One in 20 has sent so many messages per day that the pain has forced them to stop. When not texting, almost half spend most of their spare time online, while 28 per cent prefer computer games to any other hobby.
Councillors quizzed over facilities
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- Young people from Lochaber submitted a staggering 800 questions to councillors ahead of two youth-themed forums this week. Councillors came under scrutiny at ward forums for Fort William, Ardnamurchan, Caol and Mallaig. One topic which kept coming up in the questions was the need for an indoor sports pitch with artificial 3G turf.
Facebook `thugs' face jail over riot bid
- Two teenagers are facing prison sentences after an internet-based attempt to bring the London riots to Scotland. Shawn Divin and Jordan McGinley set up a Facebook page called "Riot in the Toon". The Dundee teenagers, aged 16 and 18, urged readers to bring guns, "kill some dafties" and take police "out of the game".
Scots dictionary takes in some meaty new slang
- Corned beef, Salvador Dali and Salisbury Crag are likely to feature in the latest edition of the authoritative Scots dictionary after editors decided to include rhyming slang. Corned beef is "deaf", if you pronounce the word "deif"; Dali is a "swallie", or swallow, meaning drink, while Edinburgh landmark Salisbury Crag is a synonym for skag, or heroin.