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How are dinosaurs named?
New species get identified and named every year, even though you've probably never heard of them.
How to get comets, animals, math problems, and more named after you
Hint: You don't have to discover something, but it could help.
Newly Discovered Flatworm Is Named After Obama
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In Defense Of The Stink Bug
The stink bug has gotten a bad reputation thanks to its unfortunate name. Here's what it should be called instead.
The Very Large Array Wants You To Rename It
New Mexico’s Very Large Array, a giant radio telescope observatory which took a PopSci largeness prize recently, is named in...
Two New Super-Heavy Elements Added To The Periodic Table
The periodic table of the elements now officially has two new members, its heaviest ever. The new elements, 114 and...
From NACHOS to MAHEM: Naming The World’s Most Advanced Military Tech
What's in a name? For DARPA, acronyms are more than just shorthand