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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

September 2, 2014

 

Salty dog cocktail in salt-rimmed glass

Salty Seas

Oceans became saline hundreds of millions of years ago as rainfall mixed with sodium from the Earth's crust.

September 1, 2014

 

tomato plant sprouts

Dormant Seeds

Some seeds lie dormant as a survival technique: they wait until weather conditions are optimal to make their big debut.

August 29, 2014

 

Paradise tree snakes coiled around a branch

Flying Snakes

Snakes are best known for their slithering, but scientists have discovered a "flying" species.

August 28, 2014

 

Senior Citizens parking icon

Thinking About Aging

Insecurities about aging can actually cause incompetence and health problems in elderly people.

August 27, 2014

 

The sun, peeking through the thin line of Earth's atmosphere, photographed from the International Space Station.

The Dark Side of the Universe

The curved and expanding universe has no other "side," per se.

August 26, 2014

 

Horse with horseshoes gallops through muddy terrain

Hoofing It

Wild horses don't need horseshoes, but domesticated horses travel paved surfaces that wear down their hoofs at an uncomfortable rate.

August 25, 2014

 

Pluto and its large moon Charon are depicted in this artistâs concept. The distant Sun appears as a very bright star. Prepared for NASA by Norman W. Lee and Stephen Paul Meszaros

Dwarf Planets

Astronomers made a big discovery in determining Pluto's dwarf planet credentials.

August 22, 2014

 

Alligator nest

Rejuvenating Your Skin

Daily moisturizers promising to rejuvenate dead and dull skin cells are over-selling themselves.

August 21, 2014

 

Elements of a galaxy from NASA photos

Colliding Galaxies

After growing increasingly distant, two galactic siblings—the Milky Way and Andromeda—will reunite (billions of years from now).

August 20, 2014

 

Arm with IV

Infection-Chomping Viruses

Scientists harness the power of viruses to fight off deadly bacterial infections.

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