see the sights
View noteworthy features or objects, especially when visiting a place. For example, It's impossible to see all the sights of Paris in just a week. [Mid-1700s]
Can you see the difference between those symbols?
Though one of the least-used letters, X has a remarkable way of getting attention. We’ve already looked at the varied uses of X: Gen X, Xbox, XOXO, the X chromosome. British dramatist Ben Jonson wanted to remove the 24th letter from the alphabet, saying, that x “is rather an abbreviation, or way of short writing, than a letter: for it hath the sound of c and s, or k and s.” …
If you see an odd glow in the sky tonight, here’s what it’s called and its cause
You’ve heard of the northern lights? The next few days you may be able to see lights even if you aren’t that far north. The sun erupted on Sunday, spewing plasma, “a highly ionized gas containing an approximately equal number of positive ions and electrons” right in our direction. There’s no reason to freak out; solar storms are relatively common, and the most significant impact they have on …
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