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It's not just you: Science papers are getting harder to read

from Nature

Modern scientific texts are more impenetrable than they were over a century ago, suggests a team of researchers in Sweden. It's easy to believe that. You can be confident, for example, that if you pick up a random copy of Nature (which has long prided itself on the relative accessibility of its papers), you may find sentences like this in the abstracts: Here we show that in mice DND1 binds a UU(A/U) trinucleotide motif predominantly in the 3' untranslated regions of mRNA, and destabilizes target mRNAs through direct recruitment of the CCR4-NOT deadenylase complex. more


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