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Bringing my Nephew to classes with me

How does bringing babies to classes make the person who brought the baby to school feel?
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Master's Degrees in Computational Complexity Theory, Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics? [on hold]

I will finish my Bachelor's degree this year and I'd like to do a Master's Degree. I am graduating in Computer Science but I am also studying part-time a bacherlor's in Mathematics. I am very ...
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How do scientists deal with studies that show results which contradict legislation?

I am not a psychologist. But I studied studies about psychology. The ones I read have in common that their results are never contradicting legislation. If a scientist realized that some criminal ...
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Can I apply for Postdoctoral Research Assistant as a fresh MSc graduate?

I know it sounds stupid but I have applied for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at a university in London and I have received an invitation for a Skype interview. However, I am a fresh MSc graduate ...
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There is a way to read an epub in reference mode on a tablet?

I like to read academic articles also with my android tablet (now a likebook, with a e-ink display): given that I daily spend (several) hours reading, reading on a e-ink device is far more relaxing ...
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What do I do when I can't find the source of this chapter in a book? [on hold]

I have been searching for a few days straight about this book that I can't find because I'm working on my thesis and found this PDF file that contains valuable information which happens to be a ...
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University of London Admission [on hold]

I applied for university of London undergraduate programme, and the university decision said this in response to my application: "You must obtain one GCE A level, with grade E or above, in any subject....
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Do I have to mention the name of the answer holder within my program?

I have a question worries me a lot, I have read on "https://stackoverflow.com" that members' posts are subject to the "Creative Commons" license. The question is:When I benefit from the answer of any ...
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How to write source information for tables if I'm using data from multiple sources?

I am using data from 3-4 different sources in my table. How to cite the source information in MLA format? As far as I know, Source information is written below tables in the MLA style. But is it okay ...
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Doing Bachelors degree in Maths as distant education for Phd in Mathematics or theoretical Physics after regular Master's in Optics

I finished my masters in Optics(5 years bachelors+masters together) recently. In the course I had to study subjects like Classical mechanics, Statistical Mechanics,Electrodynamics, Quantum physics and ...
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Why do some journal proofs insert dozens of typesetting mistakes?

I often hear some of my colleges which get unacceptable proofs (often even from Elsevier-Journals). I have an Elsevier-paper(link will work after publicized) for proofreading letters in Math-...
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How can I get a paper published urgently for my degree? [on hold]

How can I make sure that my research paper gets published in the first attempt. Getting a paper accepted as it is compulsory for my master’s degree and the deadline is in a month.
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How to self study effectively post graduation?

I would like to know details about how one self studies entire courses or new areas of research post graduation? For example, I am an experimentalist with little exposure to numerical analysis (finite ...
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Is there a way to get rid of “enhanced pdf”s?

It has become increasedly more common that when I try to access an article from the publisher's website I get redirected to a sort of online reader instead of a plain old pdf file to download. ...
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How to start my own research?

I am currently a researcher (a postdoc) in a research group at a scientific institute. I obtained my Ph.D. degree 2 years ago and right away I got employed at this institute and started as a postdoc. ...
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Prove following facts about conditionalization. Use state-description, Bayes Theorem, or Venn Diagram approaches [on hold]

a) Conditionalization retains certainties. If Cri(H) = 1 and crj is generated from cri by Conditionalization, then crj(H)=1 as well. b) Prove that when an agent conditionalizes on new evidence, her ...
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Writing a card counting program, but cant get the counter to add correctly. HELP! [on hold]

import java.util.*; public class CountingCards { public static void main(String[] args) { Counting(); } public static void Counting() { Random rand= new Random(...
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Is there a term to describe when students are in one classroom for most of the day?

When I was in elementary school, I was in a single classroom the entire day. I would have different teachers come in and give classes, but we as students wouldn't change our classroom. When I was in ...
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Shall I give a template to the rec-letter writer?

Many professors, specifically in China, wants students to provide at least a template (half-written letter). In US, is it similar? I've read an article from Harvard Business Review website saying that ...
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Supervisor published my thesis figures without including me as an author

The supervisor for my PhD thesis has recently published a paper with another student. In this paper, the other student has replicated one of the chapters of my PhD thesis for publication. For ...
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Contacted by head of school regarding an issue - should I be worried?

I am a PhD student at a UK university. A small part of my time is taken up by (voluntarily) organizing a monthly seminar series. The seminar is open to all PhD students in my school, and is regularly ...
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I was caught cheating on my university GE exam

I got caught cheating on my university GE exam, and I am afraid suspension, I know I was wrong, should I just email prof to said I sorry and you can give me 0 in this exam or other advance to me that ...
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When should a college graduate attend a professional academic conference?

When should an undergraduate attend their first professional academic conference if they have nothing to present and traveling isn't cheap? Would while enrolling for a masters degree be a better time? ...
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Can I Publish Research if I work for the company?

I will be doing some research for a company I am about to start working for. The company is small and provides animal assisted interventions in schools. They want and need ways to measure the children'...
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Major revision and re-submit as a Technical Note

I submitted a manuscript as a Research Paper last May 12 to Journal A. Now, 6 months later, I have received a decision letter recommending "... undertake a major revision, and re-submit a revised ...
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Making the most of writing a review paper

I am currently employed as a postdoc in Europe. I am writing a survey paper reviewing the literature on the topic I am investigating as part of the project I am working on. A member of faculty in ...
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Will an advisor schedule a PhD defense just to get rid of an underperformed student? [on hold]

Last week, my PhD advisor commented that I can postpone my thesis defense for couple of months if I was not ready to defend. However, I was adamant of completing my defense this year. As a result, my ...
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How can I get paid for a PhD in Europe?

I'm confused: someone said that a PhD in Europe is free, someone said that you get paid. What's true? And how hard is to get a PhD salary in Physics in North Europe?
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Missing citations on google scholar

There is a paper that cited three papers of my works. However, I got only one citation on my goole scholar account. Is it a matter of time and citations will appear? Can I do anything?
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A whole mess, I need an advice

My present engineering undergraduate career has a lot of issues. In the very 1st sem, I had an allergic reaction(against NSAIDS) in my intestine and had ulcers, had go through colonoscopy,endoscopy ...
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Not convinced by your own knowledge [on hold]

I'm 26 and an Bachelor-Student in the Electrical Engineering field. My interests are Control-Theory and Robotics. My Grade are good (maybe i get an 1.x Grade for the Bachelors Degree). My Control-...
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“Awaiting Referee Invitation” to “Awaiting Decision Approval” within 2 days!

My paper submitted through Scholar One had the following status for over 2 months: Awaiting Regional Editor's Recommendation. One fine day, the status was changed to Awaiting Referee Invitation. Then, ...
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Is it possible to retrieve easily all the Nature papers featured the cover since 1950? [on hold]

Is there a way to read efficiently old papers? For example, to read all the Science and Nature cover papers since 1950? How do you read old/fundamental literature?
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Instructor is being offensive and unprofessional [on hold]

I am a second-year student at business school and my Physical Education (PE) instructor is offensive and unprofessional towards me (and others). Context. There are only two females in my PE class, ...
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Is a recommendation letter that documents self-study a strong letter?

In my undergraduate I studied neuroscience, but tried to learn more maths, which is not included in the curriculum. I wanted to do a more computational/mathematically rigorous field, such as ...
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How many academic tenure track professor hirings in ECE, CS, and JD (law school) in top-100 US universities every year? [on hold]

Where can one find this information for only accredited colleges (excluding community colleges)?
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What is research misconduct of Xuetao Cao about?

Recently on social media, news broke that Xuetao Cao duplicated or manipulated images in more than 50 papers of his. These accusations were brought to the public by Elisabeth Bik and explained in ...
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Advisor sent paper to colleague and she surprise! Published like the exact thing--what should I do? [on hold]

I'll skip the long backstory. Basically, I have reason to believe 500 plus references worth of work was scooped by my advisor's colleague because he emailed the document to her. And then he sent me an ...
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What makes a good academic CV? [on hold]

What makes a good academic CV? In theory, it should be the quality and novelty of your research, but I hear that often it is also simply the number of papers. I would imagine this is because it may ...
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Building a local database from Web of Science search results

I would like to build a local bibliography database (possibly with SQL) with the data exported from Web of Science (WOS) search results. I can export these online query results in a BibTeX file and ...
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Breach a Hiwi (TA) contract

I'm a Master's student at one of the TUs (Technical Universities) in Germany. I have been working as a hiwi ("Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft", or Teaching Assistant) under a PhD for the past one year. ...
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Is it worth doing a postdoc from China in the field of Materials Chemistry? [on hold]

I will be doing a postdoc from Beijing Institute of Technology, China where the lab is working on electrocatalytic water splitting and Li-ion batteries. The PI does good research in terms of ...
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How does graduate admission committee detect plagiarism in letter of recommendation?

If my current recommender recycles the letter from previous recommender after each other's consent, will this be classified as plagiarism? This is for MS programs to US universities FYI.
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Balancing empathy and deferring to the syllabus in teaching responsibilities

Questions of similar topics have been asked here for the situation of instructing a course and here and here for the situation of 'no late work' policies. Additional questions about balancing teaching ...
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Why are authors not made anonymous during the review process? [duplicate]

During the review process of an article, the reviewers are (almost always) anonymous by default for obvious reasons. Why are not authors also made anonymous? It could help remove the weight that ...
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Is it acceptable for the secretary to have full access to our entire Outlook agenda?

Today we were asked by the management of our department to give full access of our agenda in Outlook to the secretary. By full access, I mean the possibility to look, read, write, delete (own) slots ...
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Patent Agreement in Order to Graduate

I am about to finish my masters in stats and in order to graduate I was told that I need to sign a document stating that any patents that I filed while enrolled at the university, belonged to the ...
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Letter of recommendation from Professor who I have not done research with

I had a meeting with a well respected professor to discuss issues in the research field (biomedical engineering) I am interested in. I am not seeking to do a PhD with him as I intend to go overseas ...
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How do you advise an early career researcher who has an unrealistic opinion of their prospects?

One often reads stories along the lines of "I was told I wasn't suited to a career in academia; now I'm a professor at < Big Name University >". At the same time, given the structure of the ...
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Impact factors of preprint repositories

I'm wondering if the growing catalogue of preprint repositories have known 'impact factors' similar to those of popular print journals. If so, can anyone highlight them?

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