Shoptalk rarely gets heard outside of whatever set of doors you close when you step into your work or classroom, but today we want to hear all about the debates raging on in your field that most people never hear about.

Can you not agree on whether a kilobit is 1,000 or 1,024 bits? Is there a long-standing controversy over how long to properly rest a steak (and why) in your restaurant kitchen? Are your paleontology colleagues ready to come to blows over a single question: Feathers, or nah?

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Tell us about these (hopefully friendly) academic disputes, that — at least behind closed doors — haven’t been settled yet.

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