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A list of the past entries in our "Link of the Day" feature:

 05-Dec-16 Preparing a Family Emergency Kit in Plain English (video)This video from the Government of Canada shows you how to start gathering supplies and start thinking about what your family will need for at least 72 hours in an emergency. 
 02-Dec-16 Elephant Refugees Flee to Last Stronghold in AfricaChobe National Park, Botswana - The elephants swim across the river in a straight line, trunks jutting out of the water like snorkels. With low, guttural bellows, they push their bodies together, forming a living raft to bolster a calf too tiny to stay afloat on its own.
 01-Dec-16 Warmer Arctic Ocean temperatures delay sea ice formationA spike in Arctic temperatures has slowed sea ice from forming on the Arctic coast, making hunting more difficult, and dangerous for Inuit.  According to one Arctic climate specialist, thinning multi-year sea ice — the kind that caps part of the Arctic Ocean all year long — could disappear entirely.
 30-Nov-16 World's Oldest Temple to Be RestoredThe world’s oldest monuments may soon get an image makeover. A new project will promote and preserve Göbekli Tepe, home to the most ancient temple structures ever discovered.  Turkey hopes to eventually boost tourism at the site, which is in a region where tourism has declined because of the nearby Syrian conflict and refugee crisis.
 29-Nov-16 The 2016 National Index Report: How Are Canadians Really Doing? There is a feeling that all is not well in Canada. But it’s more than a feeling; it’s a fact. When we compare trends in the wellbeing of Canadians to economic growth in the period from 1994 to 2014, the gap between GDP and our wellbeing is massive and it’s growing. When Canadians go to bed at night, they are not worried about GDP. They are worried about stringing together enough hours of part-time jobs, rising tuition fees, and affordable housing. They are thinking about the last time they got together with friends or the next time they can take a vacation. Maybe that’s why we are getting less sleep than 21 years ago.
 28-Nov-16 November warmth could break 93-year-old recordWinnipeg is set to record its warmest November ever, says CBC meteorologist John Sauder.  "The first 15 days were the warmest on record if you look at just half the month," he said.  While there are still a few days left on the calendar, so far the month's average temperature is 2.3 C.  The daily average temperature is an entire degree warmer than the previous record, set back in November 1923 when daily mean temperatures averaged 1.3 C.
 25-Nov-16 As Life Expectancy Grows, Men Still LaggingPeople worldwide are living longer, healthier lives. A new study of mortality patterns in humans, monkeys and apes suggests that the last few generations of humans have enjoyed the biggest life expectancy boost in primate history.  The gains are partly due to advances in medicine and public health that have increased the odds of survival for human infants and reduced the death toll from childhood illness. Yet males still lag behind females -- not just in humans but across the primate family tree, the researchers find.
 24-Nov-16 Thank you for your help determining Canada's national bird!There are more than 450 species of birds across Canada, but until now, not one of them has been designated as our national bird. In 2015, the team at Canadian Geographic decided it was time to change that, and founded the National Bird Project with the aim of declaring an official bird for Canada by 2017, the 150th anniversary of Confederation.  We give you the gray jay. Also known as the whiskey jack or Canada jay, it is Canadian Geographic’s official choice for National Bird of Canada.
 23-Nov-16 How science and First Nations oral tradition are convergingThe long history of First Nations people isn't one that can be found in books. Instead, it is a rich documentation detailed throughout time — a collective enterprise carried on by tradition and culture.  Oral tradition has often been discounted as just stories —  but science is proving that the facts behind those stories certainly shouldn't be discounted.
 22-Nov-16 'It's like a little trigger': The surprising benefits of boredom"I just killed myself," says 14-year-old Annabelle Dravid. "I died." She's exaggerating, the way teenagers do, but what she and two of her friends just experienced may have felt like a near-death experience.  At the request of the CBC Radio show Ideas, they've just spent the entire morning, from the moment they opened their eyes until their lunch break, without turning their smartphones on.
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