Science of Winter: When are the coldest days?
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By Tom Spears, Ottawa Sun, December 21, 2016

This winter, Tom Spears looks under snow and behind icicles to find out what makes our coldest season tick. It's a series we call The Science of Winter, and today's episode, on the first day of winter, looks at one side of cold weather that doesn't seem to make any sense.

Yes, dear optimists, the days will now grow longer, bringing more solar energy each day, warming us steadily until we reach glorious summer, right?

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