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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

October 21, 2014

 

plastic bag in ocean

One Word: Plastics

There's so much plastic pollution in the environment, that plastic infused stones, or plastiglomerates, are forming all over the world.

October 20, 2014

 

mossy tree trunk

Mossy North Side

In the middle latitudes of the northern hemisphere, southward facing objects get more sunlight throughout the year.

October 17, 2014

 

rows of iron supplements

Iron Loading

You could be overdosing on iron without even knowing it, which can cause lethal damage to your heart and liver.

October 16, 2014

 

Weight Scale

Are You At A Healthy Weight?

BMI, or Body Mass Index, estimates whether one is over or under weight for his or her height.

October 15, 2014

 

octopus tentacle with suction cups

Amazing Octopus Arms

Octopus arms have a mind of their own: When they're amputated, the arms live on for at least an hour, moving around and grasping things.

October 14, 2014

 

a closeup of beaver

A Cottonwood, a Beaver and a Beetle

Where most insects fear to tread, a brave beetle feasts on beaver-ravaged cottonwood trees.

October 13, 2014

 

prostrate young man struggles to sleep

Sleep Your Way to Better Grades

Sleep loss negatively affects school performance more than binge drinking or smoking marijuana.

October 10, 2014

 

iron dumbbells

The Battle Over Iron

Iron can be used by our body for good or bad, depending on which cells get a hold of it.

October 9, 2014

 

kid in a grocery cart holds an artichoke

Offer Veggies Early

Serving kids vegetables often and early might best way to influence their diet.

October 8, 2014

 

Snail

Homing in on Snails

Why did the snail cross the road? To get back home.

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