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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

May 24, 2016

 

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Evolving Better Eyes

A small crustacean called Daphnia provides evidence that larger eye size yields a reproductive advantage.

May 23, 2016

 

clouds

How Clouds Float

Clouds weigh several tons but stay airy by distributing their weight over a large area.

May 20, 2016

 

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Blow Dryer Flier

How does this ping pong ball float in mid-air? Bernoulli's Principle.

May 19, 2016

 

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Bradycardia

Bradycardia is a below average heart rate, slower than 60 beats per minute.

May 18, 2016

 

weathered statue at site of Roman bathhouse

Ancient Roman Parasites

Ancient poop reveals that Romans suffered from intestinal parasites, despite their sophisticated sanitation system.

May 17, 2016

 

mountains in Denali National Park, Alaska

Why Mountains Stop Growing

Scientists tackle this mystery: Why do mountains rise but never get any taller?

May 16, 2016

 

field potatoes

Irish Potato Famine Investigation

DNA detectives trace the bacteria that caused the Irish Potato Famine back to 16th century South America.

May 13, 2016

 

anaconda

Anaconda!

Though exaggerated in Hollywood creature features, anacondas are monstrous!

May 12, 2016

 

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Do Bigger Brains Make Us Smarter?

Does brain size or brain-to-body ratio affect intelligence? Not as much as you'd think.

May 11, 2016

 

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder

People who suffer from Body Dysmorphic Disorder have a distorted sense of self and perceive a terrible defect in their appearance.

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