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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

April 21, 2015

 

mama grizzly bear with cubs

Wild Europe  

There are some 17,000 grizzly bears throughout Europe, compared to only around 1800 in the contiguous United States.

April 20, 2015

 

woman covered in paint as part of canvas

Imagining and Seeing 

When you use your imagination, you activate the same regions of your visual cortex as those used to see the outer world.

April 17, 2015

 

plant cell under microscope

Can You Recognize a Plant Cell?

Take a tour of a plant cell to help you synthesize how photosynthesis works.

April 16, 2015

 

thawing ice sheet

Frozen Fish

When frozen in water, fish remain in a state of suspended animation until spring melts the ice away.

April 15, 2015

 

baby eye

Unexpected Baby Skills 

As babies grow from six months to nine months, they lose their ability to distinguish between animal faces. Here's why:

April 14, 2015

 

bacteriophage on the attack

Can Bacteria Get Sick?

Bacteriophages turn the table on bacteria and the hunter becomes the hunted.

April 13, 2015

 

long-haired cat

Why Do Cats Shed All Year?

Cats shed their fur in response to increased sunlight; most indoor cats, however, lose track of seasonal changes and therefore shed year around.

April 10, 2015

 

rock climbing wall

How Cells Get Around

Tracking how cells move around the body is key to preventing diseases, like cancer, from spreading.

April 9, 2015

 

two painted turtles sun themselves on a log

The Heat is On for Painted Turtles

Temperature determines the sex of painted turtle hatchlings, and climate change is tipping the balance to an all-female future.

April 8, 2015

 

acne-riddled skin covered up with makeup

Acne-Fighting Bacteria

Get tough on acne and fight bacteria with bacteria.

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