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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

May 25, 2015

 

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Changing the Gene with Meditation   

Mindful meditation may be used to cure physical ailments like inflammation.

May 22, 2015

 

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Runny Nose

If your kid's got a cold, it's best to just let the runny nose run its course.

May 21, 2015

 

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Nidelric Pugio and the Lost World of the Cambrian

Archaeologists discover a fossil 300 million years older than the dinosaurs!

May 20, 2015

 

spine

How Tall Are You? 

Your height varies throughout the day depending on the amount of fluid in your spinal disks.

May 19, 2015

 

cucumber seeds

That New Carpet Smell

Today in weird news: Smog is causing new carpets to smell like rotting cucumbers.

May 18, 2015

 

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Declining Biodiversity—Is Earth Dying?

Human behavior is placing at least a third of Earth's species at risk of extinction.

May 15, 2015

 

Thanksgiving turkey

Tryptophan

Tryptophan's sleepy effect is maximized by foods heavy in carbs.

May 14, 2015

 

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New Neighborhood Galaxy

Astronomers discovered KKs3, a dwarf galaxy that neighbors the Milky Way!

May 13, 2015

 

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How an Embryo Attaches to the Uterus

About six days after fertilization, an embryo implants itself onto the uterus with a sticky layer of proteins.

May 12, 2015

 

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Kudzu’s Good Qualities

Though an invasive species, the Kudzu plant might offer a remedy to alcoholism.

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