English-Zone.com has an entertaining page called Research Paper Translations which suggests provides a humorous take on what the language of scientific research papers really means.
While funny, it’s worth showing to students who are learning to write for a scientific audience. A few are no doubt true. For example, they suggest that “It is believed” is best translated as “I think.” If there are no citations of sources that agree with the statement, then “It is believed” is not an improvement over “I think.” It is merely speculation.
You can find the link here.
Those who are working in the K-12 system are forewarned about the reference to spilled beer.