Scuttle Flies And the Life After Death | Raja Muhammad Zuha Raja Kamal Bashah | TEDxUKM

While many might not be familiar with the word ‘entomology’, it is a subject that should not be taken for granted given its practicality in forensic studies. Entomology is essentially the study of insects and Dr. Raja M. Zuha is a scientist in the studies of scuttle flies. He even has a species named after himself, the Chonocephalus harveyetzuhai. How cool was that?

We humans view insect as insignificant creature in our world. But behind the lifecycle of each insect, there is a million stories to be told about life after death. Dr. Raja M. Zuha will be sharing about how flies, these peculiar little creatures change his perspective about life and death. Dr. (PhD.) Raja Muhammad Zuha Raja Kamal Bashah or better known as Dr. Zuha is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). While many might not be familiar with the word “entomology”, it is a subject that should not be taken for granted given its practicality in forensic studies.

Out of love for his work, Dr. Zuha often engage with the public through the media to share about his scientific discoveries and research. We humans view insect as insignificant creature in our world. But behind the lifecycle of each insect, there is a million stories to be told about life after death. The understanding and appreciation of the existence of these little creatures is what fuels and ignites Dr. Zuha’s passion to continue studying and researching about them. Today, Dr. Zuha is a mission to re-tell the stories of these amazing tiny little creatures and what their lives meant to that of ours. Dr. (PhD.) Raja Muhammad Zuha Raja Kamal Bashah or better known as Dr. Zuha is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). While many might not be familiar with the word “entomology”, it is a subject that should not be taken for granted given its practicality in forensic studies. Out of love for his work, Dr. Zuha often engage with the public through the media to share about his scientific discoveries and research. We humans view insect as insignificant creature in our world. But behind the lifecycle of each insect, there is a million stories to be told about life after death. The understanding and appreciation of the existence of these little creatures is what fuels and ignites Dr. Zuha’s passion to continue studying and researching about them. Today, Dr. Zuha is a mission to re-tell the stories of these amazing tiny little creatures and what their lives meant to that of ours. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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