Court Sides With Trump in ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Grant Fight ; Earth Has Temporarily Gained Another Moon ; and More Picks 2/27

Court Sides With Trump in ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Grant Fight (DonkeyHotey)

From the Associated Press: “The Trump administration can withhold millions of dollars in law enforcement grants to force states to cooperate with U.S. immigration enforcement, a federal appeals court in New York ruled Wednesday in a decision that conflicted with three other federal appeals courts.”

Sanitation Workers in India Surveilled by ‘Human Efficiency Tracking System’ (Chris)

The author writes, “Municipal Corporations around India are forcing predominantly Dalit street sweepers to wear GPS-enabled efficiency trackers with no regard for ethics, privacy or data security.”

Floating Farms May Help Reinvent the World’s Food Ecosystems (Chris)

From Wired: “‘It’s the best milk in the world,’ says Peter van Wingerden, founder of the Dutch property development company Beladon … In 2012, hearing that floods from Hurricane Sandy had crippled New York City’s food distribution system, he imagined that waterborne urban farms could boost food security. Why Rotterdam? A quarter of the Netherlands is below sea level. Why 1,500-pound bovines? ‘If we could put big animals inside the city on a floating barge, we could do anything.’”

Earth Has Temporarily Gained Another Moon (Reader Steve)

The author writes, “Our planet temporarily gained an additional, natural moon when a small asteroid was pulled into Earth’s orbit three years ago, the International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center (MPC) announced late Tuesday. The asteroid, lyrically named 2020 CD3, is estimated to be about 6 to 12 feet in diameter.”

The Colorful Inner Lives of Bones (Mili)

The author writes, “Dive inside the universe of collagen, calcium, cartilage, and more.”

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