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Don Glass

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Don Glass has worked in public radio since 1966. From 1970 to 1990 he served as Program Manager for WFIU, becoming Special Projects Director and Senior Producer from 1990 to 2005. He has retired from fulltime employment at the University, but continues to host and produce A Moment of Science. He enjoys working with A Moment of Science and learning fascinating new facts.

Recent posts by Don

January 28, 2015

 

space terminal

Space Suits of the Future

Spacesuits get a makeover and shed some pounds for a new streamlined look.

January 27, 2015

 

chameleon on branch

Chameleons

Chameleons are nature's mood ring; their color reflects how they're feeling.

January 26, 2015

 

elephant with butterfly wings for ears

Hearing and Moving

Sit tight! Movement triggers neurons that dull your hearing.

January 23, 2015

 

person in haz-mat suit handling radioactive material

Nuclear Waste-Eating Bacteria

"Extremophile" bacteria might be able to clean up toxic nuclear waste sites.

January 20, 2015

 

liquid nitrogen valve

The Coldest Spot on Earth, Take 2

Thanks to human ingenuity, things get even more bitterly cold!

January 16, 2015

 

mountains and glaciers

The Coldest Spot on Earth?

Antarctica takes the cake for coldest place on Earth.

January 15, 2015

 

exhibit of Giganto at the University of Iowa Natural History museum

The Real Bigfoot

Bigfoot is the stuff of make-believe, but Giganto was real, and was more menacing than the mythic monster.

January 14, 2015

 

Appalachian Mountains aerial view

Appalachian Bend

The Appalachian Mountain range has a strange bend in it caused by the gravitational pull of certain underground rocks.

January 13, 2015

 

fly swatter

How High Does a Fly Fly?

Flies will travel upwards of 6,000 feet to ensure maximum annoyance.

January 12, 2015

 

lego scene with white picket fence

Good Neighborhood, Healthier Heart

People living in friendly surroundings have reduced chances of heart problems.

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