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Marina Koren Marina Koren is a senior associate editor at The Atlantic. She was previously the news editor at National Journal.
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Video: Mistletoe Drone Floats Above San Francisco's Union Square

December 23, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Domestic drones, the couriers of the delivery system of the future , can drop off just about anything they can secure in their mechanical grips—prescription drugs, packages, tacos . This holiday season, one succeeded in delivering something that wasn't tangible: a hint of romance. Decked in a sparkly red garland,...

The 10 Biggest Scientific Breakthroughs of 2013

December 20, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Now that the biggest political stories of the year have been ranked, inspected, and dissected, it's science's turn. Not all of the hundreds of thousands of research studies published this year produced far-reaching scientific breakthroughs, but a select few hold more promise than the rest. Cancer research had the biggest...

Marines Crack Down on Fashionable Hairstyles

December 18, 2013 The Marine Corps has announced plans to roll out a universal cap for all Marines, modeled after the cover currently worn by male members, following some controversy over a unisex design. Not only that, it's tightening its regulations on what exactly can be underneath these brand-new caps. Specifically, no "faddish"...

Task Force Blasts NSA's Collection and Storage of Personal Data

December 18, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Following a federal ruling Monday calling the National Security Agency's mass surveillance programs "almost Orwellian," the White House has released a report from a group of presidential advisers on reforming the organization. The report, compiled by a surveillance review board created in August, recommends 46 changes to the NSA's counterterrorism...

Presidential Panel Blasts NSA Data Collection

December 18, 2013 Following a federal ruling Monday calling the National Security Agency's mass surveillance programs "almost Orwellian," the White House has released a report from a group of presidential advisers on reforming the organization. The report, compiled by a surveillance review board created in August, recommends 46 changes to the NSA's counterterrorism...

Navy Technology Aims to Make Fuel out of Seawater

December 16, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The world's supply of petroleum is finite. The U.S. Navy, which runs on it, is not. Eventually, keeping its fleet afloat for generations to come may depend on another fuel—the kind that doesn't dry up. Last month, a national-security commission advised Congress to fund shipbuilding and increase the U.S. naval...

Navy Wants Battleships to Run on Seawater

December 13, 2013 The world's supply of petroleum is finite. The U.S. Navy, which runs on it, is not. Eventually, keeping its fleet afloat for generations to come may depend on another fuel—the kind that doesn't dry up. Last month, a national-security commission advised Congress to fund shipbuilding and increase the U.S. naval...

The General Who Opened Guantanamo's Prison Wants to Shut It Down

December 12, 2013 More than a decade after the Guantanamo Bay prison saw its first detainees, the man who established it says the center "should have never been opened," and it's time for the government to shut it down. Michael Lehnert, the Marine major general charged with building the first 100 prison cells...

NASA Is Sending Basil to the Moon

December 5, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Before Americans can realize Newt Gingrich's dream of building a moon colony, they must first send other living things to the rocky celestial body to test whether long-term survival is possible. NASA plans to start by gardening on the moon. Studying plant growth, known as germination, in the lunar environment...

Death Toll of 2009 Swine Flu Outbreak Is 10 Times Higher Than Once Thought

November 27, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In April 2009, a case of an unexpected type of seasonal flu was reported in California. Laboratory tests revealed that the H1N1 virus, dubbed the swine flu because of its similarity to a virus found in pigs, was unlike anything anyone had ever seen in humans or animals. Reports of...