You are cordially invited to the next TEDxTheHague salon! Our September edition — themed That's Life — is curated by TEDxTheHague:
"That's life! It's something we use to say when life takes an unpleasant turn. But there's more to it than just a sigh of exasperation. Join us today to learn about life questions big and small."
We'll explore this theme by watching and discussing the following videos:
BJ Miller: What really matters at the end of life
At the end of our lives, what do we most wish for? For many, it's simply comfort, respect, love. BJ Miller is a hospice and palliative medicine physician who thinks deeply about how to create a dignified, graceful end of life for his patients. Take the time to savor this moving talk, which asks big questions about how we think on death and honor life.
Karen Lloyd: The mysterious microbes living deep inside the earth — and how they could help humanity
The ground beneath your feet is home to a massive, mysterious world of microbes -- some of which have been in the earth's crust for hundreds of thousands of years. What's it like down there? Take a trip to the volcanoes and hot springs of Costa Rica as microbiologist Karen Lloyd shines a light on these subterranean organisms and shows how they could have a profound impact on life up here.
Latif Nasser: You have no idea where camels really come from
Camels are so well adapted to the desert that it's hard to imagine them living anywhere else. But what if we have them pegged all wrong? What if those big humps, feet and eyes were evolved for a different climate and a different time? In this talk, join Radiolab's Latif Nasser as he tells the surprising story of how a very tiny, very strange fossil upended the way he sees camels, and the world.