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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

November 24, 2015



Rabbits Down Under 

Leporiphobia is the fear of rabbits. It's a real thing and it's entirely justified.

November 23, 2015


space shuttle in orbit

Reentry Heat

The Columbia space shuttle disintegrated while re-entering Earth's atmosphere due to damage caused from its launch. Here's why it went up but didn't come down.

November 20, 2015


Image of Greek warrior

Paleogenomics and the Bronze Age

Genetic analysis of ancient remains can uncover buried facts about our cultural evolution, like why we drink milk.

November 19, 2015



The Ecological Niche

An ecological niche is not the space occupied by a species but the set of conditions required for its survival.

November 18, 2015


CHOICE fluorescent sign

Don’t be Choosy

Increased consumer choice decreases your level of satisfaction.

November 17, 2015



Quail Losers 

Lady quails don't go for the prize fighter; they prefer less aggressive males.

November 16, 2015



Probing Through the Ice: From Antarctica To Europa

Europa, Jupiter's moon, has water that may support life. The only problem is it's buried under a thick layer of ice.

November 13, 2015


bearded lady

Whiskers on Women?

For many women, growing older means growing a few whiskers.

November 12, 2015



Lazy Ants

Scientists think they know why some ants get the job done while others kick back and watch them work.

November 11, 2015


birds migrating

Digestion and Migration

During migration, birds' digestive system partially shuts down to conserve energy for flight.

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