The Brits voted, and ‘Boaty McBoatface’ won

When scientists in the U.K. asked the public to name their new $290 million polar research ship, they expected the name of an explorer such as Sir Ernest Shackleton or a naturalist like David Attenborough to eventually be emblazoned across the vessel’s bow. However, the Brits wanted something else. Something more colloquial. Something that everyone could … [ Read more]

St. Paul approves $18.4M for infrastructure around future MN United stadium

After extensive debate and community input, the St. Paul City Council voted 5-2 to approve the spending of $18.4 million for infrastructure improvements around the proposed Minnesota United stadium, reports the Star Tribune. Some officials and residents expressed concerns about the fast pace of the project and future returns on the city’s investment, but the … [ Read more]

Why you need to renew your passport ASAP

The State Department is urging anyone who has a United States passport expiring any time in 2016 to renew it sooner rather than later, reports The New York Times. Officials are expecting a flood of renewals of 10-year passports issued in 2006 and 2007. The latter was the year when the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative … [ Read more]

The Onion could soon be “La Cebolla”

The Spanish-language media giant Univision Communications announced today that it had acquired a large stake in The Onion, the comedy and satirical digital media group, reports The New York Times. Univision said the move is part of the company’s efforts to extend its digital reach and strengthen its portfolio of comedy outlets. Terms of the deal … [ Read more]

New Belgium and Odell announce FOCOllaboration

Two heavy hitters in the national craft beer game are teaming up for a neighborly collaboration. Conveniently located just one short mile apart in Fort Collins, CO, New Belgium and Odell announced today they will work together on a “collaboration for the ages.” The beer, a 6.7% (55 IBU) American Pale Ale cleverly named FOCOllaboration, is available … [ Read more]