Monkeys Can't Get a Copyright

The U.S. Copyright Office includes monkeys on a list of things that do not qualify for copyright protection.

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How Data Analytics Can Help Root Out Food Stamp Fraud


Advanced data analytics can help the Agriculture Department detect fraud early -- and even stop it from happening.

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Video: Innovation in Government is Not Going to Come From a Guy in a Suit

The new US Digital Service will fix up government websites.

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Report: Todd Park to Step Down as Federal CTO

Park plans to move to Silicon Valley, where he will help recruit tech talent for government jobs.

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Scientists Figure Out Why Grunts Groan

It’s the ever-increasing load, researchers at the International Congress on Soldiers' Physical Performance conclude.

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New Navy Shipboard Net Key to Information Dominance

Upgraded network aims to automate cyber defense.


These Cute, Tiny Sensors Will Soon Be Watching You Everywhere

These beacons send unique Bluetooth radio pulses, which a mobile device can recognize.


These Are the 25 Most Popular Mobile Apps in America

This is an interesting slice of the App Store, as it highlights active usage, not just one-time downloads or recent popularity.

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UPS Discloses Breach at 51 Stores

The Department of Homeland Security said a type of malicious software known as 'Backoff' is likely to blame.

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Entire Manhattan Project History Declassified and Now Online

The final two volumes of A-bomb history became available in the past month.