Denmark world’s happiest country, Burundi least: new report shows

Denmark overtook Switzerland as the world’s happiest place, according to a report on Wednesday that urged nations regardless of wealth to tackle inequality and protect the environment. The report, prepared by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Earth Institute at Columbia University, showed Syria, Afghanistan and eight sub-Saharan countries as the 10 least … Read more Denmark world’s happiest country, Burundi least: new report shows

For New York hospital’s patients, miniature horses are a strong medicine

Some of the most powerful medicine delivered to young patients at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York on Wednesday came in a package less than 32 inches tall and with a tail. Honor, a 10-month-old colt with Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses, trotted into the hearts of dozens of children and teens being treated at … Read more For New York hospital’s patients, miniature horses are a strong medicine

Egypt finds new clues that Queen Nefertiti may lie buried behind Tut’s tomb

Egypt has unearthed further evidence that a secret chamber, believed by some to be the lost burial site of Queen Nefertiti, may lie behind King Tutankhamun’s tomb, Egypt’s antiquities minister said on Thursday. There is huge international interest in Nefertiti, who died in the 14th century B.C. and is thought to be Tutankhamun’s stepmother, and … Read more Egypt finds new clues that Queen Nefertiti may lie buried behind Tut’s tomb

SeaWorld to end controversial killer whale breeding program

Bowing to years of pressure from animal rights activists, U.S theme park operator SeaWorld said on Thursday it would stop breeding killer whales and that those currently at its parks would be the last. Orlando-based SeaWorld has faced sagging attendance along with criticism about its treatment of the captive marine mammals, and some activists had … Read more SeaWorld to end controversial killer whale breeding program