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Britannica objects to allegations of inaccuracy by science journal

By David Mehegan
Globe Staff / March 25, 2006

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Encyclopedia Britannica, stung by a December finding in the science journal Nature that the venerable reference work was only slightly more accurate than the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, has released a paper denouncing the Nature study as shoddy, misleading, and wrong in details and conclusions. Britannica called on Nature to retract its article. (Full article: 611 words)

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