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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

August 3, 2015

 

Borneo tree frog on tree limb

The Sexiest Frog in Borneo

Male frogs are very skillful singers that use various techniques to tug on females' heart strings.

July 31, 2015

 

happy old couple

Older & More Trusting 

People typically become more trusting with age and, as a result, their overall happiness increases.

July 30, 2015

 

canned fruit

Shopping for Highly Processed Foods

Consuming highly processed foods contributes to obesity.

July 29, 2015

 

crescent moon

Complex Life and the Moon    

Our moon stabilizes Earth's axis and makes for habitable conditions; but, scientists discover, life is still possible without moonlit nights.

July 28, 2015

 

illustration of Macrauchenia

Macrauchenia   

Riddle: I've got the body of a humpless camel, the feet of a rhinoceros, and a snorkel‑like nose half as long as an elephant. What am I?

July 27, 2015

 

desert

Water Deprivation and Eating

When dehydrated, the body makes it difficult to eat in order to conserve water.

July 24, 2015

 

snails coupling

Snail Love Darts 

Garden snails, which are hermaphrodites, hurl love darts at their partners to impregnate them.

July 23, 2015

 

fly, close-up

Can You Choke a Fly?

Stick with the fly traps or swatters...you can't choke out these pesky pilots.

July 22, 2015

 

shrimp shells

Chitosan: the New Plastic?   

Scientists have developed a natural, biodegradeable plastic from chitinous crustacean shells.

July 21, 2015

 

smiling monkey

Curious Monkeys  

Monkeys will make sacrifices to satisfy their curiosity.

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