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Some things are best left to the technocrats

In case anyone needed reminding of the majestic power of democracy, Boaty McBoatface embarked upon its first mission last week. The robotic yellow submarine will explore the depths of the seas surrounding Antarctica. McBoatface may even encounter Mister Splashy Pants, a humpback whale that frequents the South Pacific. Both names were chosen by popular vote and […]

The internet picked a T. rex as one of the new 'Monopoly' tokens

Tasking the internet to pick something for you can go horribly awry. Just ask Boaty McBoatface. When board-game maker Hasbro asked for suggestions to update the Monopoly game pieces, it likely didn't expect that the hivemind would pick a trio of, well, rather tame new tokens to update the capitalism training simulator. Via: Associated Press Source: Hasbro

Boaty McBoatface Prepares to Dive Into the Abyss

Boaty McBoatface is joining ocean scientists on an expedition to study some of the deepest and coldest abyssal ocean waters on earth -- known as Antarctic Bottom Water (AABW) -- and how they affect climate change. The team of researchers...Show More Summary

'Boaty McBoatface' Is About to Embark on Its First Mission

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The autosub is headed to Antarctica to gather data on cold ocean currents.

Extra, Extra: Woman Who Wrote Heartbreaking Modern Love Column Has Died

Because a lot of people are going to lose health insurance soon, check out today's end-of-day links: how Colbert got his groove back, making Athens great again, upstate NY ice castle, Boaty McBoatface begins mission, alcohol vs exercise, and a rooster/goat connection. Show More Summary

Boaty McBoatface Makes Inaugural Voyage to Antarctica

The little remote-controlled underwater research submarine that could.

Boaty McBoatface Is Going on Its First Mission

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...

Boaty McBoatface is on its first big mission

In March 2016, the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) asked the world to name its new $300 million Antarctic survey vessel. Read more...

Boaty McBoatface’ AUV to Hit the Water on First Research Mission

The UK National Oceanography Centre’s new Autosub Long Range, bearing the name ‘Boaty McBoatface’, is getting ready to hit the water on its first Antarctic mission to study some of the deepest and coldest ocean waters on earth and how they affect climate change. Show More Summary

Boaty McBoatface Is Finally Hitting the Seas

2 weeks agoNews : Vice News

It should probably be called "Subby McSubmarineface," though.

Boaty McBoatface, the Best-Named Submarine in the World, Has Its First Expedition - The Internet's own seafaring baby.

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Boaty McBoatface grew up so fast! It seems like only yesterday the small underwater robot was the product of Internet humor that hijacked a British boat-naming competition. Now it is the most famous and finely monikered submersible to ever exist. And today, Boaty has its maiden voyage in Antarctica.

Boaty McBoatface dives into first Antarctic mission - CNET

2 weeks agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

The infamous Boaty McBoatface begins its service as a polar research submersible, carrying the hopes and dreams of an easily amused internet.

Boaty McBoatface dives into first Antarctic mission - CNET

2 weeks agoTechnology : CNET: News

The infamous Boaty McBoatface begins its service as a polar research submersible, carrying the hopes and dreams of an easily amused internet.

Unsinkable. Boaty McBoatface Lives On in !

Boaty McBoatface the name that launched a zillion internet memes is back. You may recall that “Boaty McBoatface” was the winner of a internet contest held by National Environmental Research Council to name their newest polar research vessel. Show More Summary

Boaty McBoatface Ready for Work

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

The British Natural Environment Research Council christened a research vessel the RRS Sir David Attenborough last year, even though a internet poll to name the ship indicated that Boaty McBoatface was the runaway favorite. The Science Ministry instead gave that name to the ship's unmanned research submarine. Show More Summary

Boaty McBoatface Is Preparing For Its First Antarctic Mission

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Step back world ? Boaty McBoatface is about to make a splash. The famous yellow submarine is set to tackle its first big Antarctic mission, one year after its hysterical name was overwhelmingly selected in a public online poll. The unmanned...Show More Summary

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