Should China stand up for global justice?

Michael Liu wants China to step up. He’s a lawyer for the International Criminal Court, an organization that has captured many of the world’s most serious war criminals, but which his home country persistently refuses to support. In this passionate talk at TEDxHagueAcademy, Liu argues that Beijing should rethink its stance, for the good of China’s economy and for the good of humanity.

How F1 racing saves babies: Peter van Manen

We can use the same technology that evaluates faults in Formula 1 race cars to solve problems off the racetrack, says data analyst Peter van Manen. From detecting warning signs of heart failure in infants to designing ambulances that monitor patients on the way to the hospital, F1 technology is for more than just cars. (Filmed at TEDxNijmegen )

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The danger of mixing up causality and correlation: Ionica Smeets

"Before you can conclude that one thing causes something else, you need to know why and how."

We are constantly presented with studies and news stories asserting things like, “night lights cause shortsightedness” or “married men live longer.” But before we take these conclusions to heart, says Ionica Smeets, we should examine whether the connections we see are causational or are merely coincidental. (Filmed at TEDxDelft.)

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