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January 3rd, 2017

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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 09:17 am
Today's pick of stories about "what went right" (rather than "what went wrong") from the mainstream media.

Climate change could be behind growth of bird's wing length, researchers say by Roxanne Taylor (ABC Western Australia)

It appears that ringneck parrots (colloquially called "28s") have increased in wingspan by about 4 - 5mm over the last 45 years. The hypothesis is this is due to the warming of the local climate, since this started around the same time.

Finland pays unemployed citizens a monthly income in trial from AP on ABC Australia

An article about Finland's trial of a basic monthly income to a group of 2000 unemployed people. While this isn't a universal basic income (UBI) system by any means (it's restricted to unemployed people) the aim is that the money won't be removed if the participants in the trial find themselves work, but will rather remain as a backstop.

The best Australian beach reads: 10 sharply written page-turners by Brigid Delaney and Guardian staff (Guardian)

Best books to read on the beach written by Australian writers.

So there's today's three. If you've found anything which falls into the category of "what went right" in your media feeds, why not share it in the comments.