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Exclusive: Think Boaty McBoatface is Bad? We Reveal What The Research Ship Could Have Been Named

Last Spring the British public took part in a major vote - one that would have profound consequences for generations to come. No, not the EU referendum, but the competition held by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to name their new £200m polar research ship. Read More >>

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Boaty McBoatface Gets Set For Its First Antarctic Expedition

Later this week, an Antarctic expedition will set off to map the undersea currents that play a critical role in regulating our planet’s climate. To assist them, the scientists will use an autonomous submarine that was famously named Boaty McBoatface by the collective genius of the internet. Read More >>

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Boaty McBoatface Is Going On Its First Trip

The submersible named by people who think "that's what she said" is the height of intelligent comedy, Boaty McBoatface, is embarking on its maiden voyage this week. Read More >>

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A New Petition’s Calling for Sir David Attenborough to be Renamed Boaty McBoatface

Gary Jackson, we salute you. Following the gut-wrenching news that the UK’s new £200 million polar research ship will be named RRS Sir David Attenborough rather than Boaty McBoatface -- Solon and Pericles would be ashamed -- he’s set up a new petition calling for everyone’s favourite naturalist to change his name. Read More >>

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Boaty McBoatface Will Actually Be Called RRS Sir David Attenborough

Democracy is a sham, if you’re naming a boat at least. Despite Boaty McBoatface winning a public vote as the name for a new polar research ship, the vessel will in fact be known as RRS Sir David Attenborough. Read More >>

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Boaty McBoatface Won the Poll to Name a £200 Million Research Ship

In case you needed more evidence that the internet, left unfettered, is awful: Boaty McBoatface has now won the poll to name an upcoming polar research vessel. Read More >>

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This is Why You Don’t Ask The Internet To Name Things

The UK Natural Environment Research Council has a £200 million polar research vessel set for construction, and for some reason, they decided it was a good idea to ask the internet to come up with a name for it. Read More >>