Good News, 2nd March 2017


Written by Don't Panic
02 Thursday 02nd March 2017

Welcome to Good News – your daily roundup of the most blindingly positive, life-affirming news stories from around the globe.


Scientists produce ‘best ever’ image of a dinosaur

Scientists at the University of Hong Kong have used high-powered lasers to produce the most detailed images of a dinosaur yet.

The subject of the study is the Anchiornis - a feathered dinosaur with "drumstick-shaped" legs, and wings “remarkably similar to those of living birds”.

According to Dr Stephen Brusatte of the University of Edinburgh, the study has produced “the single best look at the wings and body outline of a dinosaur ever”.


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Life on earth is actually hundreds of millions of years older than we thought, which is pretty cool

New evidence has been found that suggests life on earth first developed some 4.28 billion years ago – hundreds of millions of years earlier than we had previously thought.

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Victims of the San Jose flood receive $5 million donation from kindly Vietnamese billionaire

Kieu Hoang, a Vietnamese refugee and LA businessman, has donated $5 million to the Mayor of San Jose after a flood hit the neighbourhood last week. Mayor Sam Liccardo has guaranteed that all of the money will go to flood victims.

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The dudes behind NOMA make long-term dishwasher partner in company

One of the world’s top restaurants – NOMA in Copenhagen – has made its long-term dishwasher a partner in the company.

Ali Sonko, an immigrant from the Gambia, has washed dishes at the restaurant for over a decade.

"I don't think people appreciate what it means to have a person like Ali in the house," said chef and co-founder Rene Redzepi said. "He is all smiles."

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