Supreme Court to take on LGBTQ foster care case

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday it will hear this spring a case involving the city of Philadelphia’s decision to no longer work with foster care agencies that refuse to place children with LGBTQ parents. Catholic Social Services sued Philadelphia after officials said taxpayers no longer would fund foster care agencies that do not comply…

Turns out Jupiter has far more water in its atmosphere than we thought

The JunoCam imager aboard NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured this image of Jupiter’s southern equatorial region on Sept. 1, 2017. The image is oriented so Jupiter’s poles (not visible) run left-to-right of frame. NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill NASA’s Juno spacecraft has made a significant discovery about the atmosphere of Jupiter — that it contains water, with more…

When should I use cats / scalaz instead of standard library functions

I would say the general value of typed functional programming lies in leaving no edge cases. It goes about this by treating everything as a composable value: Values are values (strings, integers, doubles, combinations of these into case classes, etc.) Functions are values—higher-order functions take other functions as arguments and/or return them as values. When…

Katherine Johnson Dies at 101; Mathematician Broke Barriers at NASA

She was one of a group of black women mathematicians at NASA and its predecessor who were celebrated in the 2016 movie “Hidden Figures.”Katherine Johnson, part of a small group of African-American women mathematicians who did crucial work at NASA, in 1966.Credit…NASA/Donaldson Collection, via Getty ImagesFeb. 24, 2020Updated 10:48 a.m. ETThey asked Katherine Johnson for…

Sony’s first 5G smartphone is the Xperia 1 II

Sony’s pedigree is in making TVs, cameras and speakers, and so you’ll not be surprised that that’s where most of the emphasis was placed. The Mark II’s imaging, for instance, cribs plenty of features from Sony’s mirrorless cameras to give it the edge for phot…

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