Good News Headlines 6/27/17


Touch Can Actually Relieve Pain For Romantic Partners, Study Says

from Good News Network

Fathers-to-be, take note: You may be more useful in the labor and delivery room than you realize. That’s one takeaway from a study released last week that found that when an empathetic partner holds the hand of a woman in pain, their heart and respiratory rates sync and her pain dissipates… Read More



MIT Students Help 9-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy With A ‘Hacked’ Walker

by Kristin Toussaint, Boston Metro

The students started the project through ATHack, an MIT event to create assistive technologies for those with disabilities… Read More



Climate Change Data Vanished From The EPA’s Website, So Boston Is Publishing It Instead

by Spencer Buell, Boston Magazine

In the latest move from cities to undermine the Trump administration’s efforts to roll back climate protections, Boston has begun hosting EPA data on climate change on its official website. More than a dozen cities have also published the information… Read More



Boston Artist Creates Song To Help End Homelessness

by Kristin Toussaint, Boston Metro

Derek "Big D" Cummings partnered with the Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance for a benefit song about the homeless experience… Read More



This 10-Year-Old Is Creating A Device To Prevent Infants From Dying In Hot Cars

by Zahara Hill, The Huffington Post

After Bishop Curry heard his neighbor’s 6-month-old infant died from being in an overheated car, he decided to create a life-saving device to prevent incidents like this from reoccurring ― as any responsible 10-year-old would… Read More



‘Taco Trucks At Every Mosque’ Brings Latinos And Muslims Together During Ramadan

from WBUR

During the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, observers fast daily from dawn to dusk. And over the past few weeks, some observers in Southern California have been breaking that fast with tacos. It's part of a campaign in partnership with Resilience OC which aims to bring Muslims and Latinos together… Read More



Germany Wipes Slate Clean For 50,000 Men Convicted Under Anti-Gay Law

by David Shimer, The New York Times

In what the justice minister, Heiko Maas, called a “belated act of justice,” the German Parliament has voted unanimously to void the convictions of roughly 50,000 men prosecuted for homosexual acts since World War II… Read More


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