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132 votes

Why do students go for a PhD even when chances of getting academic jobs on its completion are slim?

106 votes

Sex worker student offering her (lawful) services

105 votes

Why is getting a PhD considered "financially irresponsible" by some people?

93 votes
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Asked again to review a paper, when the authors don't wish to modify it

90 votes

Can I use images showing up in Google search for my presentation slides without violating any copyright?

85 votes
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What if I forgot to bring my poster to the conference?

71 votes

I don't want to kill any more mice, but my advisor insists that I must in order to get my PhD

71 votes
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Drawbacks of participating in a conference boycott

69 votes

How to prove that a paper published with a particular English transliteration of my Russian name is mine?

69 votes
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Could an inexperienced advisor hurt my career?

50 votes

Why do most scientists think Brexit is bad for British science?

50 votes
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How can I gracefully exit my current post-doc position for a new one?

47 votes
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Can I make an exam question for graduate & undergraduate students to find an idea in making a breakthrough in my research?

46 votes

How to respond to "you must be reviewer #X of my paper!"

41 votes

Why did UK quit Erasmus?

41 votes
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Offer to chair a session - how should I decide whether to accept?

38 votes

Is there a single example of an outsider considered a "crank" publishing a ground-breaking result that was found to be correct (in the last 30 years)?

37 votes
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How do we know if something relevant is already published?

36 votes
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Etiquette when unable to attend a conference

35 votes

Should I call my adviser by her first name?

33 votes

How to manage publications on a local computer

33 votes

Co-authors on a study have cut communication, what can be done?

30 votes
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Would it be ethical to hire a proofreader for theses and academic articles?

29 votes

Is it okay to address "Prof. X" as "Mr. X"?

28 votes

Can reviewing papers help increase your credibility as a researcher?

27 votes

Is publishing papers before the evaluation of thesis a good idea?

27 votes

Informing my supervisor of discrepancy in the results

24 votes

What ratio of PhD graduates in STEM fields ultimately end up as (tenured) professors?

24 votes

Is it commonplace for a recruiter to ask to see an unpublished PhD thesis?

24 votes

Need help with students who've turned my class into a dating service

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