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Should I share my horrible software?
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259 votes
23k views
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A paper I received to review has (independently) duplicated work that we are writing up. How to proceed in light of peer-review confidentiality?
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239 votes
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How to read papers without falling into a rabbit hole?
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238 votes
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Sex worker student offering her (lawful) services
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216 votes
46k views
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Have I embarassed my supervisors by solving a problem that a PhD student in my group was working on without success?
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214 votes
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Professor creates assignment making students advocate for a bill being presented to Congress. Is this legal?
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195 votes
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Postdoc overwhelmed by incomplete work
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191 votes
23k views
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How to stop hopping the learning chain and actually begin somewhere?
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185 votes
34k views
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How can I convince graduate students in China to not copy/paste from the Internet into their research papers?
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173 votes
28k views
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My research paper filed as a patent in China by my Chinese supervisor without me as inventor
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172 votes
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Quoting a typo: Do I really have to do "sic", or can I just fix the sentence?
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167 votes
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Grant fraud, should I bust my PhD advisor?
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167 votes
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Do I have the legal right to demand information on plagiarism of my work from another university?
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165 votes
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Why do many talented scientists write horrible software?
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155 votes
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What to do about questions that are designed to embarrass the speaker?
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150 votes
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Appropriateness of dedicating my thesis to a Jewish mathematician who died in a concentration camp
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137 votes
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I slept with my advisor's daughter and she is blackmailing me now. What can I do?
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136 votes
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Why do most people think it's a bad idea to read from slides?
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133 votes
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Useful strategies for answering "dumb" questions in a talk?
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130 votes
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I am an editor for a lousy paper and I found a better algorithm than theirs. Must I share it with them?
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128 votes
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Is publishing runnable code instead of pseudo code shunned?
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126 votes
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How to supervise a bad PhD student
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121 votes
36k views
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Should I send professors money for illegally downloading their books?
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117 votes
19k views
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What should I do after advisor got upset when I expressed "belief in evolution" and then said he couldn't add me to his research team?
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116 votes
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Why do Americans care so much about recommendation letters?
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115 votes
31k views
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Fellow student asked question from take-home exam on Stack Exchange
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108 votes
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What can I do when some people stole my master thesis work and published it as their own work?
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101 votes
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Professor does not care about cheating, what should TA do?
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99 votes
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Techniques for good board handwriting
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96 votes
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Is it ok to upload joke papers to arXiv?
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