The editor at Scientific American clearly didn’t get the memo that links need to make sense out of context.
“Click here” links cause problems for people using screen readers. Screen readers allow users to navigate the page quickly by only reading out the links. When the screen readers says, “Here”, “Here”, “Here”, and “Here” you’ve no idea where the links will take you.
Though less serious, it’s also a readability issue for sighted readers. You have to go back and scan the text to check where this link will take you.