A Boat By Any Other Name

Although Boaty McBoatface decisively won a public poll that Britain’s Natural Environment Research Council launched last month to whip up enthusiasm about science, it turns out that will not be the name of their $300 million new vessel. Jeff and Anthony talk about crowdsourcing, the internet, and missed opportunities.

Although Boaty McBoatface decisively won a public poll that Britain’s Natural Environment Research Council launched last month to whip up enthusiasm about science, it turns out that will not be the name of their $300 million new vessel. Jeff and Anthony talk about crowdsourcing, the internet, and missed opportunities.

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