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Boaty McBoatface Is Going on Its First Mission

Submersible is heading to Antarctica

(Newser) - Boaty McBoatface is going into action. The remotely operated underwater research vessel will be undertaking its first research mission as part of an Antarctic expedition that starts Friday, NPR reports. The submersible, of course, was named Boaty McBoatface after that name won an online poll that was supposed to pick... More »

'Boaty McBoatface' Name Will Live On

But in a slightly different way

(Newser) - "Boaty McBoatface" was the public's clear winner in a naming poll for a UK research ship, but Jo Johnson, Britain's science minister, more or less said a couple of weeks ago that the quirky moniker wasn't going to happen . He was partly right, per the Guardian ... More »

Sorry, Trolls: UK Won't Give You 'Boaty McBoatface'

Science minister says name shouldn't be 'completely frivolous'

(Newser) - The winning campaign to name the UK's new $300 million research vessel Boaty McBoatface has hit a wall, er, iceberg. Britain's science minister says that while many of the public's suggestions in a naming poll "were imaginative, some were more suitable than others," per Newsweek ... More »

It's Official: 'Boaty McBoatface' Wins

Joke got 4 times as many votes as runner-up

(Newser) - The UK has confirmed that we cannot have serious online polls dedicated to the serious task of obtaining the public's for-real opinion on the name of its serious new research vessel: Yes, Internet darling "Boaty McBoatface" has overwhelmingly won the Natural Environment Research Council's online poll, which... More »

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