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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

July 24, 2014

 

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Dog Mouth Vs. Human Mouth

Some people believe that a dog's mouth is cleaner than a human's. While this may be true, which mouth is more dangerous to people?

July 21, 2014

 

Lightning lights up the night sky

Can Lightning Strike You In The Shower?

When it comes to thunderstorms, you may not be as safe as you think.

July 18, 2014

 

A person in bed reaches for an alarm clock.

The Golden Snooze?

It is clear that sufficient sleep and health go hand-in-hand. But is it possible to get too much sleep?

July 17, 2014

 

Helium balloons that have floated to the ceiling

Bang!

Bursting balloons make a lot of noise. How can something so simple be so loud?

July 16, 2014

 

A terraced green tea field

Drink Tea To Ward Off Cancer?

In this Moment of Science, we discuss the possible anticancer benefits of drinking green tea.

July 14, 2014

 

A Mechanical Leech?

There aren't too many of us who think leeches are cool--but they are still used in medicine, and now there is even a mechanical leech.

July 11, 2014

 

A human ear

Those Who Don’t Like Music

As it turns out, not everyone loves music. How is this possible?

July 10, 2014

 

A human arm rests in the grass

Think Buff?

While actually working out is the best way to get stronger, research suggests that even just thinking about lifting heavy objects can yield results.

July 9, 2014

 

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Contaminated Stethoscopes

It's hard to believe such a common medical tool could be so dangerous, but it is.

July 8, 2014

 

The martian horizon as seen from orbit around the red planet

What We Can Learn From Martian Meteorites

Over the years, scientists have found many meteorites they believe came to Earth from Mars. These bits of debris have many interesting things to say.

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