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Fanciful 'Boaty McBoatface' Passed Over for Vessel Name

Boaty McBoatface had captured the public's fancy but British officials said Friday the country's newest polar research vessel will be christened Sir David Attenborough, in honor of the prominent naturalist and broadcaster. But all is not lost for Boaty McBoatface fans who had voted in favor of the unusual, and perhaps undignified, name by an overwhelming margin.   Science minister Jo Johnson said a submarine vessel that will support the crew and various research programs...

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