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587 How should I deal with becoming discouraged as a graduate student? 2012-06-29T00:16:42.550

367 How to ask dumb questions 2015-08-17T05:52:10.290

348 Upset by male classmates openly comparing female students according to physical appearance 2018-01-24T04:21:40.993

332 I don't want to kill any more mice, but my advisor insists that I must in order to get my PhD 2016-04-29T12:33:01.500

296 Should I share my horrible software? 2015-01-22T21:21:47.963

264 Moral dilemma in unwittingly being paid to complete a student's work 2016-03-21T04:20:10.940

259 How to avoid procrastination during the research phase of my PhD? 2012-12-16T04:01:18.577

259 How to effectively deal with Imposter Syndrome and feelings of inadequacy: "I've somehow convinced everyone that I'm actually good at this" 2013-08-09T03:21:38.517

251 A paper I received to review has (independently) duplicated work that we are writing up. How to proceed in light of peer-review confidentiality? 2016-11-28T16:12:59.107

235 Sex worker student offering her (lawful) services 2013-02-25T13:22:31.660

235 Why do American colleges and universities have sports teams? 2014-01-30T19:18:24.363

234 How to read papers without falling into a rabbit hole? 2016-05-12T20:32:05.970

221 A published paper stole my unpublished results from a science fair 2016-12-20T23:23:58.460

219 Female students coming to office hours in overly revealing clothing 2016-07-12T12:09:21.617

219 Failing students when it might cause them economic ruin 2019-05-15T15:36:18.687

215 How to avoid being falsely accused of harassment by a student? 2017-10-30T23:35:59.483

213 Professor creates assignment making students advocate for a bill being presented to Congress. Is this legal? 2018-01-29T03:15:01.940

211 Have I embarassed my supervisors by solving a problem that a PhD student in my group was working on without success? 2016-04-12T23:42:58.247

209 What to do when your student is convinced that he will be the next Einstein? 2015-10-15T19:45:26.747

203 University rank/stature - How much does it affect one's career post-Ph.D? 2012-02-15T11:40:09.583

202 Writing a recommendation letter for a student I reported for academic dishonesty 2016-12-14T14:54:46.853

201 I believe I have solved a famous open problem. How do I convince people in the field that I am not a crank? 2014-03-24T23:51:49.340

195 Why would an academic write a textbook for free? 2017-07-08T08:50:20.923

191 What to do with a student coming to class in revealing clothing, to the degree that it disrupts the teaching environment? 2017-01-11T21:36:54.673

191 Postdoc overwhelmed by incomplete work 2018-01-29T05:49:47.740

190 Can I add a baby as a co-author of a scientific paper, to protest against co-authors who haven't made any contribution? 2015-10-29T09:37:16.623

188 How can I recover professionally from being a crank? 2020-08-21T06:09:05.133

186 How to deal with an advisor who wants a "friendlier" relationship with me than I do? 2014-09-17T17:15:21.260

186 May a man attend a workshop entitled “Young women in [domain]”? 2017-12-01T15:46:22.610

184 How can I convince graduate students in China to not copy/paste from the Internet into their research papers? 2018-08-01T04:41:39.807

181 How to deal with a student who most likely has a mental condition, and keeps arguing with me in class? 2016-02-24T10:50:21.977

181 How to stop hopping the learning chain and actually begin somewhere? 2017-05-05T11:28:05.193

180 Is it possible to recover after a career setback such as this? 2013-06-01T22:30:39.127

171 Is it acceptable to publish student names with the label 'stupid question', on a publicly-visible website? 2018-12-03T00:01:28.163

170 Religious supervisor wants to thank god in the acknowledgements 2016-09-27T12:41:05.307

170 I realize I made a huge mistake in my thesis and am not sure what to do. I'm defending very soon (days away). What should I do? 2017-03-26T20:20:03.370

168 Quoting a typo: Do I really have to do "sic", or can I just fix the sentence? 2017-08-07T21:34:16.990

167 My research paper filed as a patent in China by my Chinese supervisor without me as inventor 2019-09-09T23:20:03.187

165 Grant fraud, should I bust my PhD advisor? 2015-08-11T06:45:52.917

165 Grades are too high for the department - what should I do? 2018-09-05T19:49:03.560

164 Why don't researchers publish failed experiments? 2012-03-15T05:01:04.790

162 Do I have the legal right to demand information on plagiarism of my work from another university? 2015-03-23T13:28:49.680

161 How do you cite a Github repository? 2013-11-11T14:35:54.547

159 How do you judge the quality of a journal? 2012-02-15T14:08:48.843

159 In a formal paper, should I censor "brainf**k", the name of a programming language? 2016-05-02T06:09:33.480

159 How do you come to terms with the fact that you might never be among the best in your research community? 2017-04-06T06:56:13.530

158 Why are papers without code but with results accepted? 2014-06-11T14:23:28.830

157 Prof's neurological health is declining rapidly. What can I (TA) do? 2015-02-18T02:28:32.273

154 Why do many talented scientists write horrible software? 2014-03-05T18:15:05.627

154 What does the typical workflow of a journal look like? 2015-10-07T20:15:32.670


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