If your library doesn't look impressive enough, you can hire a personal book curator to fill it out.
Something that would really make life more pleasant: attractive scaffolding that would eliminate plywood tunnels along sidewalks.
Hydrogels are small beads filled with water, coated with polymers, and held-together by strands of DNA. Using a gene-editing technology called CRISPR-Cas12a, scientists at MIT have fine-tuned the DNA controls to alter the shape of the gel or dissolve it completely when they encounter certain DNA sequences. They have already programmed gels to dissolve upon encountering the Ebola virus, creating a rapid detection system.
Great photo set of old Brussels
Kamala Harris as District Attorney: fighting to keep innocent people in prison, refusing to censure corrupt subordinates, "forgetting" to hand over exculpatory evidence to the defense; in other words, a typical prosecutor.
Ethiopians plant 350 million trees in 12 hours. Part of their plan to plant 4 billion trees this year.
The chicken sandwich wars.
The women who wait in line to hug Joe Biden. I think it is underdiscussed that while some women feel violated when a man hugs and kisses them, some women like it. The women who hate it seem to assume that other women agree with them, but not all do. A world in which people stopped hugging and kissing to avoid giving offense would be colder and lonelier for a lot of people.
The late 19th-century panic over disease-spreading library books:
An eccentric experimenter named William R. Reinick was concerned about multiple supposed illnesses and deaths from books. To test the danger of contracting disease, Greenberg writes, he exposed 40 guinea pigs to pages from contaminated books. According to Reinick, all 40 of his test subjects died.