Yao-Hua Law

Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

I feed my imagination with animal behaviours; I feed myself by communicating science.

Having enjoyed the first 19 years of my life in warm, humid, tropical Malaysia, I flew over to Canada where I spent the next 4 years in the cold but crudely romantic Montreal, completing my B. Sc. (Env. Biology) in McGill University. The East Coast winter was beautiful, but I missed the warmth (and the inconvenience of a snow jacket was too much to bear) and so I hopped over to California, where I completed my Ph.D. (Entomology) in the University of California-Davis, studying cannibalism behaviour in bigeyed bugs (Geocoris). Although Davis was the closest thing to a 2nd home I’ve ever had, delicious, pungent durians were impossible to find and so, I returned to Malaysia after 8 years in North America. I taught and did insect behavioural ecology research in Universiti Putra Malaysia for three years; I will miss the students there.

After a year of writing science stories in my spare time, I've recently switched gears into full time science journalism. Aside from writing articles for magazines, I also produce shows for BFM89.9.

Check out my articles at the website below.

  • Work
    • Science Journalist
  • Education
    • Ph.D. (Entomology), B.Sc. (Agriculture & Env. Sci)