A couple of months back, I was invited to host a short segment for the STAR Lecture, which is part of the Singapore Science Festival organised by A*STAR. This year’s theme is on human and animal communication!

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This year, Professor Sophie Scott unravelled the fundamentals of human and animal communication through visual demonstrations.

Now, you might be thinking: Did I speak about GIANT CLAM talking? Oh no, that would be amazing but no… hahaha… Instead, I was asked to speak about how and why fish make sounds and communicate! 🙂 I had great fun preparing for my segment (it starts around 43 minutes!), and the episode was aired last October! Do check out the entire 70-minute lecture on Toggle TV.

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Hey it’s me! We did the filming in our Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, with the awesome sperm whale bone display!

Background: Star Lecture is a collaboration between the UK Royal Institution Christmas Lectures and A*STAR and the Science Centre Singapore since 2012. It has been broadcast on Mediacorp Channel 5 for the past 6 years. This year, Professor Sophie Scott, will be unravelling the fundamentals of human and animal communication – the story of how animals use sound to send messages, from the simplest cricket’s chirp to the virtuosity of the human voice, which is the most complex sound-maker of them all. Adapted from the 3-part Christmas Lecture titled “The Language of Life”, Star Lecture 2018 will feature Professor Sophie Scott in a 1 ½-hour Lecture on air as she takes viewers and the studio audience on a fascinating journey through one of the fundamentals of human and animal life: the unstoppable urge to communicate.

Thank you, Mediacorp and A*STAR for this opportunity to try my hand at communicating science by hosting a segment on TV!

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