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Brian Schmidt (Nobel Prize Winner): The accelerating Universe

ANU Nobel Laureate Professor Brian Schmidt gives a Vice-Chancellor's Public Lecture. The talk is titled 'The accelerating Universe'.

In 1998 two teams traced back the expansion of the universe over billions of years and discovered that it was accelerating. It was a startling discovery that suggests that more than 70 per cent of the cosmos is contained in a previously unknown form of matter, called Dark Energy. 

In this talk, Brian Schmidt, leader of the High-Redshift Supernova Search Team, describes this discovery and explains how astronomers have used observations to trace our universe's history back more than 13 billion years, leading them to ponder the ultimate fate of the cosmos.

Professor Brian Schmidt joined the staff of The Australian National University in 1995, and was awarded the Australian Government's inaugural Malcolm McIntosh award for achievement in the Physical Sciences in 2000, The Australian Academy of Sciences Pawsey Medal in 2001, the Astronomical Society of India's Vainu Bappu Medal in 2002, and an Australian Research Council Federation Fellowship in 2005. In 2008 he was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the United States National Academy, and Foreign Member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences.

Brian's work on the accelerating universe was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics, jointly with Adam Riess and Saul Perlmutter.


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I Went To College, Law School, And Grad School - Because I Wasn't Born Elite - Forbes

I Went To College, Law School, And Grad School - Because I Wasn't Born Elite - Forbes | World Linguistic and Cultural Topics, Trends, News, and Appreciation | Scoop.it
When it comes to higher education, there's a lot of resentment, recrimination, and outright hate going around the internet -- and real life. College admissions (as Ross Douthat suggests) is a shell game concocted to perpetuate elite privilege.
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Chinese heritage 'disappearing'

Chinese heritage 'disappearing' | World Linguistic and Cultural Topics, Trends, News, and Appreciation | Scoop.it

where should we draw the line when making way for the future as we try to preserve the past? Is this an example of a global problem, or is it unique to China? 

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Top 5 Street Eats in Rio de Janeiro | GQ trippin - see. eat. trip.

Top 5 Street Eats in Rio de Janeiro | GQ trippin - see. eat. trip. | World Linguistic and Cultural Topics, Trends, News, and Appreciation | Scoop.it
If you’re a foodies with a flair, Rio is just for you! Yes, food sold on the streets in Rio, or any where for that matter, can be sketchy for (Street Eats: What's your favorite destination?
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Experts Divided Over Internet Changes to Language

Since the first web browser appeared on computer screens in 1994, the Internet has radically changed global communication.
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Twitter is Changing English

Twitter is Changing English | World Linguistic and Cultural Topics, Trends, News, and Appreciation | Scoop.it

is speaking with brevity a move forward or a step back?

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Endangered languages: the full list

Endangered languages: the full list | World Linguistic and Cultural Topics, Trends, News, and Appreciation | Scoop.it
How many endangered languages are there in the World and what are the chances they will die out completely?
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Rio state sets up grammar hotline

Rio state sets up grammar hotline | World Linguistic and Cultural Topics, Trends, News, and Appreciation | Scoop.it
The authorities in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro have set up a grammar hotline to help people who have difficulties using Portuguese.
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Language Diversity Index Tracks Global Loss of Mother Tongues | Langology

Language Diversity Index Tracks Global Loss of Mother Tongues | Langology | World Linguistic and Cultural Topics, Trends, News, and Appreciation | Scoop.it
Language, language and linguistic news....
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Everyone Speaks Text Message

Everyone Speaks Text Message | World Linguistic and Cultural Topics, Trends, News, and Appreciation | Scoop.it
Is technology killing indigenous languages or saving them? Well, you may soon be able to text in N’Ko.
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How the net is changing language

How the net is changing language | World Linguistic and Cultural Topics, Trends, News, and Appreciation | Scoop.it
'To Google' has become a universally understood verb and some countries are developing their own internet slang. But is everyone up to speed?
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Does Language Influence Culture?

Does Language Influence Culture? | World Linguistic and Cultural Topics, Trends, News, and Appreciation | Scoop.it
New cognitive research suggests that language profoundly influences the way people see the world; a different sense of blame in Japanese and Spanish...
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San Basilio de Palenque Journal - A Language, Not Quite Spanish, With African Echoes - NYTimes.com

San Basilio de Palenque Journal - A Language, Not Quite Spanish, With African Echoes - NYTimes.com | World Linguistic and Cultural Topics, Trends, News, and Appreciation | Scoop.it
Palenquero, still spoken in the jungle of northern Colombia, may be the last remnant of a Spanish-based lingua franca once used widely by slaves throughout Latin America.
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The end of everything

The end of everything | World Linguistic and Cultural Topics, Trends, News, and Appreciation | Scoop.it

Nature and truth. Money and markets. Men and marriage. Faith and reason. They’ve all ended. Power ended in March, but that makes sense because leadership ended last year. History ended more than two decades ago, while the future ended just two years ago.

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Why Living in the Present Is a Disorder | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

Why Living in the Present Is a Disorder | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | World Linguistic and Cultural Topics, Trends, News, and Appreciation | Scoop.it
We’re living in the now, we no longer have a sense of future direction, and we have a completely new relationship to time. In this Wired Q&A between author of Present Shock Rushkoff and former editor in chief of cyberpunk magazine Mondo 2000 R.U.
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How has technology altered the way that we view the passage of time?

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How Has The Internet Changed Education? [Infographic] | Edudemic

How Has The Internet Changed Education? [Infographic] | Edudemic | World Linguistic and Cultural Topics, Trends, News, and Appreciation | Scoop.it

how is the internet changing education? what impact will social media have on our culture of education and individual formation? Is online education as efficient as face-to-face learning?

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The Internet: A lifeboat for endangered languages? | EurActiv

The Internet: A lifeboat for endangered languages? | EurActiv | World Linguistic and Cultural Topics, Trends, News, and Appreciation | Scoop.it
Independent specialised European Union affairs portal for EU policy professionals. Expert EU policy journalists follow a wide range of European legislation and topics. Stories, interviews and articles are available in English, French and German.
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How the Internet Changed Writing in the 2000s

How the Internet Changed Writing in the 2000s | World Linguistic and Cultural Topics, Trends, News, and Appreciation | Scoop.it
With so much discussion about how the Internet is changing journalism and media, there's surprisingly little said about how writing itself has changed.
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California Indian Tribes Eject Thousands of Members

California Indian Tribes Eject Thousands of Members | World Linguistic and Cultural Topics, Trends, News, and Appreciation | Scoop.it
Clan rivalries and political squabbles are often triggers for disenrollment, but critics say the biggest factor has been casino gambling.
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PQ language critic to boycott English at news conferences

PQ language critic to boycott English at news conferences | World Linguistic and Cultural Topics, Trends, News, and Appreciation | Scoop.it
Yves-François Blanchet, the Parti Québécois language critic, met with representatives of Quebec's English-language media Wednesday to tell them he will continue to grant interviews in English but will no longer answer questions in English at...
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Texting generation doesn't share boomers' taste for talk

Texting generation doesn't share boomers' taste for talk | World Linguistic and Cultural Topics, Trends, News, and Appreciation | Scoop.it

do we text over talk now? is a phone call confrontational?

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Catholic Church Uses New Translation of the Mass

Catholic Church Uses New Translation of the Mass | World Linguistic and Cultural Topics, Trends, News, and Appreciation | Scoop.it
Roman Catholics throughout the English-speaking world on Sunday left behind words they have prayed for nearly four decades, as the church introduced a new translation of the Roman Missal.
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Weaving history and heritage into an art form - The Boston Globe

Weaving history and heritage into an art form - The Boston Globe | World Linguistic and Cultural Topics, Trends, News, and Appreciation | Scoop.it
On Dec. 10, more than 50 artists will participate in the Maine Indian Basketmakers Sale and Demonstration at the Hudson Museum on The University of Maine’s flagship campus. There will be storytelling and demonstrations.
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Are languages shaped by culture or cognition? : Nature News

Are languages shaped by culture or cognition? : Nature News | World Linguistic and Cultural Topics, Trends, News, and Appreciation | Scoop.it
Nature - the world's best science and medicine on your desktop...
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