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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 13, 2017

 

Inflatable Clown Bouncing Back Up After Being Hit

Why You Can’t Knock Down a Clown

Remember those inflatable clowns that stood about three feet high and had big red noses, meant for punching? Hit the clown as hard as you could, right back up.

January 6, 2017

 

Alligator nest

Rejuvenating Your Skin

Daily moisturizers promising to rejuvenate dead and dull skin cells are overselling themselves.

January 4, 2017

 

Twelve donuts of varying flavors (chocolate, pink frosting, non-frosted with jam, white frosting, maple/light-brown) in a white box.

Why Do We Love Junk Food?

People know intellectually that fast food is bad for them, so why do they still crave it?

January 3, 2017

 

a red onion cut in half

Does An Onion A Day Keep The Doctor Away?

The same compounds that make people cry when slicing into an onion may also make them a healthy choice.

December 29, 2016

 

Close up of broccoli

The First Broccoli

Broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts, and kohlrabi are all selectively bred from the same plant.

December 28, 2016

 

sandpaper on someone's lap

The Secrets Of Sandpaper

Is sandpaper really made out of sand?

December 27, 2016

 

A black and white image of twelve different sets of pointed teeth that resemble pointed plastic vampire teeth people wear at Halloween.

Vampirism Or Decomposition

People may have confused the normal process of decomposition with proof that vampires were real.

December 23, 2016

 

A close-up on a hammer hitting heated up metal on an anvil.

The Harmony of Hammers

Sing, muse, of Iamblichus, chronicler of Pythagoras!

December 21, 2016

 

Sunbathing crow in grass

Basking Birds

Why do birds sunbathe? To maintain their feathers.

December 20, 2016

 

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The Clean Food Culture of Koshima Macaque Monkeys

In 1953, a macaque monkey named Imo made an important discovery: washing her food.

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