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Link of the Day Archives

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

 20-Oct-17 Publishers threaten to remove millions of papers from ResearchGateMillions of articles might soon disappear from ResearchGate, the world’s largest scholarly social network. Last week, five publishers said they had formed a coalition that would start ordering ResearchGate to remove research articles from its site because they breach publishers' copyright. A spokesperson for the group said that up to 7 million papers could be affected, and that a first batch of take-down notices, for around 100,000 articles, would be sent out “imminently”.
 19-Oct-17 In The Age Of Screen Time, Is Paper Dead?Paper ... or glass?  Advances in laptops and technology are pushing screens into schools like never before. So what does this drive toward digital classrooms mean for that oldest and simplest of touch screens: a plain old sheet of paper?
 18-Oct-17 What Comes After Millenials? Meet the generation known as the Linksters.Much has been made of millennials, Generation X and baby boomers but have you heard of the ‘Linkster generation’?  Meagan Johnson, a generational expert, speaker and author of From Boomers to Linksters: Managing the Friction Between Generations at Work, defines anyone born after 2002 (and therefore post-millennial) as the Linkster generation – sometimes referred to as Generation Z.
 17-Oct-17 26 Facts about LibrariesLearn 26 interesting facts about libraries that you may not know.
 17-Oct-17 Winnipeg's largest solar installation unveiled at FortWhyte AliveFortWhyte Alive is putting a bright idea to work, tapping into the sun to generate half the electricity needs at its farms.  The 640-acre environmental, educational and recreational centre in southwest Winnipeg unveiled the city's largest solar panel installation October 12th.
 16-Oct-17 Everything Worth Knowing About ... Autism Spectrum DisorderThere is no cure. The causes are only partially understood. And treatments are limited to tackling symptoms, not the condition itself. One in 68 school-age kids in the U.S. have autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a range of developmental conditions usually marked by social, behavioral and communication issues.
 16-Oct-17 Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.
 13-Oct-17 Geoengineering aims to slow global warming by manipulating climate, but risks are unknownIn the race to slow global warming, science has been exploring ways to manipulate the climate, but until recently the conversations have been confined to laboratories.  While the growing field of geoengineering offers promise, it also comes with all kinds of potential pitfalls, and that's what experts and policy-makers are discussing at a conference in Berlin this week.
 12-Oct-17 A hole bigger than New Brunswick has opened up in Antarctic ice packA massive hole about the size of Lake Superior has opened up in Antarctica's ice pack and scientists are trying to figure out what's behind the phenomenon.
 11-Oct-17 Partnership aims to reduce alcohol harms on Canadian campusesWhile binge drinking isn’t a new issue for universities and colleges, a more collaborative effort has emerged.
 10-Oct-17 Snapchat? No thanks; I'm an Old MillennialThere's a sensation you get when you hear the name of a group you're a member of. If someone says "Bostonian" or "liberal" or (sorry) "Patriots fan," my brain perks up a little. Oh, they're talking about me. Over the last few years, though, I've found I'm getting less and less of that ping from the term millennial.
 06-Oct-17 What’s Thanksgiving All About? – A Guide for International StudentsFor those of you interested in learning all about Thanksgiving and joining in the celebrations, here’s what you need to know!  Celebrated mostly in Canada and the US, Thanksgiving was originally about being thankful for the end of harvest season (harvest refers to the farmers bringing in their crops from the field). But for many Canadian families the tradition has changed and the focus is now to enjoy a large meal with family.
 05-Oct-17 Dark Meat/White MeatUntil the 1990s, boneless, skinless chicken breast was a niche product for high-end shoppers. Today, it's North America's king of meats. This is the untold story of that rapid, widespread transformation and its unintended consequences.
 04-Oct-17 7 Tips for Navigating a New CampusWhether you’re starting college for the first time or doing a semester abroad, navigating a new campus can be a scary thing. It’s almost guaranteed that you’ll get lost once or twice, and you’ll definitely be spending the first few days walking around with a map glued to your face. We’ve compiled a list of seven things you can do to make your life on a new campus easier.
 03-Oct-17 Owls hold secret to ageless earsBarn owls keep their acute sense of hearing into old age, scientists have discovered.  Previously, starlings have been found to have this ability, suggesting birds are protected from age-related hearing loss.  Understanding more about the "ageless ears" of barn owls could help develop new treatments for human hearing problems.
 02-Oct-17 'Payment by vein' trialled in supermarketA supermarket in London is trialling a biometric payment system that uses the unique vein pattern in fingertips to pay for goods. 
Costcutter said it would consider rolling Fingopay out more widely if the test, at Brunel University, was successful. 
An electronic reader maps the user's finger veins, generating a unique key.
 29-Sep-17 Nicotine in e-cigs is not only addictive, it might also increase your risk of heart diseaseEven after puffing on just one electronic cigarette with nicotine, healthy non-smokers were found to have a biological marker known to increase the risk of heart disease in tobacco users, according to a new study. The research, published in Journal of the American Heart Association, shows that nicotine is not harmless, as many people believe. It can affect a smoker’s health in more than one way, and not just by triggering addiction.
 28-Sep-17 Good Fat Care: Website aims to reduce weight discrimination in health careA new website launched by three Winnipeg women is asking health-care providers to take a pledge to treat all patients the same, regardless of their shape or size.  "One thing that we hear over and over again is people who experience weight stigma in larger bodies don't go to the doctor as much," said Amy Tuckett-McGimpsey. She helped found Good Fat Care along with Winnipeggers Lori Peters and Lisa Naylor.
 27-Sep-17 Intense storms provide the first test of powerful new hurricane forecast toolsThis year’s Atlantic hurricane season has already proven to be active and deadly. Powerful hurricanes such as Harvey, Irma and Maria are also providing a testing ground for new tools that scientists hope will save lives by improving forecasts in various ways, from narrowing a storm’s future path to capturing swift changes in the intensity of storm winds.
 26-Sep-17 Twitter Rewards Bad Behavior, Says Twitter Co-FounderWhy does the internet feel so fundamentally broken? Ev Williams, the co-founder of Twitter, Medium, and Blogger, gave his two cents while speaking with CNN Money today.
 25-Sep-17 Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world, study reveals Tests show billions of people globally are drinking water contaminated by plastic particles, with 83% of samples found to be polluted.
 22-Sep-17 Welcome to Canada 150: A National AnthologyVisit the Canada 150 college timeline – fun historical facts from the founding years of Canada's colleges and institutes.

 21-Sep-17 Science Says: How repeated head blows affect the brainResearchers are tackling fresh questions about a degenerative brain disease now that it has been detected in the brains of nearly 200 football players after death. The suspected cause is repeated head blows, an almost unavoidable part of contact sports.
 20-Sep-17 York University to appeal federal court ruling on copyright feesOne of Canada’s largest universities says it will appeal a Federal Court ruling that found it was circumventing copyright fees in reproducing materials being handed out to students.
 19-Sep-17 'Sheep are fantastic lawnmowers': Flock brought in to graze across from Buckingham PalaceThere've been some unusual visitors to the royal postal code in London over the past week — a crack team of modern choppers brought in to help trim some troublesome patches of meadow in Green Park, just opposite Buckingham Palace.
 18-Sep-17 Applied research is booming at colleges and institutesOver the past five years, applied research activity has seen a significant boom in colleges and institutes across Canada that, now more than ever, play an essential role in the country’s innovation ecosystem. According to CICan’s 2015-2016 applied research survey this clear trend is driven by increasing industry partnerships but remains limited by insufficient federal research funding.
 15-Sep-17 Viking warrior woman? DNA test reveals female remains in military grave Scientists in Sweden may have uncovered something that was previously only known to exist in fiction and ancient mythology — a high-ranking Viking warrior woman.  A DNA analysis shows that a 10th-century skeleton, long presumed to be that of a male Viking warrior, is actually female.
 14-Sep-17 How gut bacteria may affect anxietyTiny molecules in the brain may help gut bacteria hijack people’s emotions.  Bacteria living in the human gut have strange influence over mood, depression and more, but it has been unclear exactly how belly-dwelling bacteria exercise remote control of the brain
 13-Sep-17 5 Powerful Back-To-College Money HacksI've always found that the best money advice was never taught in school. If you have smart parents or friends, maybe you'll know how to  manage your money, but it's unlikely.
 12-Sep-17 Quiz: How well do you know Canada — by the numbers?Test your knowledge of Canadian statistics — from population, to places, to food.
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