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

 03-Mar-15 Five-Minute Film Festival: Learning and the BrainIs there anything as mysterious and intriguing as the human brain? It's at the center of everything we do and everything we've created, and yet we're just beginning to understand how it works. Gathered here are some fascinating videos to help us explore how we're wired.
 02-Mar-15 Graphene Could Be Used to Neutralize Cancer Stem CellsGraphene has a frankly overwhelming array of amazing possible uses, from body armor to seeing through walls. To that list, you can perhaps add the ability to fight cancer, too. Using a modified form of graphene called graphene oxide, Professor Michael Lisanti and Dr Aravind Vijayaraghavan have observed that it can act as an anti-cancer agent, inhibiting the formation of the basic tumour sphere that grows during the onset of cancer.
 27-Feb-15 Why Does February Only Have 28 Days?Why does February only get 28 days when all the other months get 30 or 31? The answer is part superstition, part politics and part astronomy.
 26-Feb-15 The 2015 Sony World Photography AwardsThe Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, just announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted 173,444 entries from 171 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted images with us.
 25-Feb-15 Freedom to Read WeekEach Freedom to Read Week in Canada highlights the vital importance of freedom to think, say and read whatever you want, as well as the plight of authors who have been targeted for censorship. This year's campaign takes place Feb. 22 to 28. To mark this annual event, CBC Books has brought together some past features that explore censorship, intellectual freedom, and the power of reading.
 24-Feb-15 Construction industry to power Manitoba's growth: reportManitoba is literally building towards a brighter economic future, claims a national report released this morning. According to the Conference Board of Canada, a booming construction industry will help push Manitoba to be among the growth leaders among the Canadian provinces this year and next.
 23-Feb-15 How books can open your mindWhat happens when a dream you've held since childhood … doesn't come true? As Lisa Bu adjusted to a new life in the United States, she turned to books to expand her mind and create a new path for herself. She shares her unique approach to reading in this lovely, personal talk about the magic of books.
 20-Feb-15 300 awesome free things: A massive list of free resources you should knowA massive list of free (and awesome) resources made by awesome people.
 19-Feb-15 What Is HTTP/2?Have you heard? HTTP/2 is finally finished. That means that pretty soon webpages will load faster; connections will last longer; servers will respond to requests with more content. What's not to like! But hold on a sec: What the heck is HTTP/2, again? Put simply, HTTP/2 is a very overdue upgrade to Hypertext Transfer Protocol, the basic protocol that handles connections between a web server and your browser.
 18-Feb-15 Google's Vint Cerf warns of 'digital Dark Age'Vint Cerf, a "father of the internet", says he is worried that all the images and documents we have been saving on computers will eventually be lost. He believes this could occur as hardware and software become obsolete, and fears that future generations will have little or no record of the 21st Century as we enter what he describes as a "digital Dark Age".
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