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Nature makes children happier, science shows

Nature makes children happier, science shows

As my wife, daughters and I hiked through the woods at one of the many state parks near our home, I explained to them how we were doing three things that were simultaneously boosting our happiness at that moment. First, we were getting exercise, a proven mood booster. Second, we were spending quality time with…MORE

Seagulls are more likely to go after food humans have touched

Seagulls are more likely to go after food humans have touched

Seagulls prefer to eat food that humans have already touched, according to new research. Scientists from the University of Exeter in the UK showed herring gulls two identical pieces of food, and noticed the birds were more likely to eat the one that they had seen a human holding. This suggests that gulls’ decisions on…MORE

Mother of missing 15-month-old Evelyn Boswell arrested for giving investigators ‘false reports,’ police say

Mother of missing 15-month-old Evelyn Boswell arrested for giving investigators ‘false reports,’ police say

The mother of a Tennessee toddler missing for two months was arrested on Tuesday after giving investigators false information, police say. “During the course of the investigation, Megan ‘Maggie’ Boswell provided detectives and agents with a number of conflicting statements,” Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Andy Seabolt said in a statement. Further investigation, he…MORE

Michael Hertz, who helped design New York City’s subway map, dies at 87

Michael Hertz, who helped design New York City’s subway map, dies at 87

Michael Hertz, whose design firm produced the New York City subway map, has died, his son Eugene Hertz confirmed to CNN. He was 87. Hertz died of natural causes on February 18 at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, New York, his son said. “In transit map circles, Mike was a giant,” Chuck Gordanier,…MORE

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