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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 27, 2014

 

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Fear of Suffocation

Don't worry, there's plenty of air to go around, even in tight spaces.

November 26, 2014

 

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Theory vs. Law

Saying something is "just a theory" does not make any sense, scientifically speaking. Scientific theories provide explanations that have been tested and proven.

November 25, 2014

 

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Predator’s Dilemma

The predator/prey relationship is complex, as predators sometimes hunt their food source out of existence.

November 24, 2014

 

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Why Icicles Are Wavy

Icicles are lopsided formations, by nature. Here's why:

November 21, 2014

 

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Talking While Driving

Scientist proves that driving while talking on your cell phone makes you a road hazard.

November 20, 2014

 

woman in bed holds stomach in pain

Something I Ate

What you're calling a stomach "flu" is probably food poisoning, and you might be the cause of it.

November 19, 2014

 

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Lighter Than Air

Human flight began as early as the 18th-century when scientists learned how to harness the power of different gases.

November 18, 2014

 

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Los Ant-geles

Despite their immensely complex thoroughfares, ants never have traffic jams. How do they do it?

November 17, 2014

 

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Questioning Antioxidants

Despite being touted for their health benefits, antioxidant supplements might do little more for you than snake oil.

November 14, 2014

 

Privet Hawkmoth

The Color of Dark

Hawkmoths not only have excellent night vision, but they can distinguish between colors in the dark.

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