The Brits voted, and ‘Boaty McBoatface’ won

When scientists in the U.K. asked the public to name their new $290 million polar research ship, they expected the name of an explorer such as Sir Ernest Shackleton or a naturalist like David Attenborough to eventually be emblazoned across the vessel’s bow. However, the Brits wanted something else. Something more colloquial. Something that everyone could … [ Read more]