No need for juvenile language in Nature

University College London Institute of Ophthalmology, London, UK.

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I was surprised by your Research Highlight ‘Why naked mole rats eat poo’ (Nature 561, 9; 2018). It was not so much the content that surprised me but the use of the colloquial and decidedly juvenile headline. I hesitate to speak on behalf of the global scientific community, but I think it’s safe to assume that we have the nous and maturity to deal with the word ‘faeces’.

Nature 562, 344 (2018)

doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-07061-1

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