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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

February 27, 2015

 

sunset in the Arctic

Arctic Sunlight Can Speed Up the Greenhouse Effect

Global warming has created a feedback loop, wherein Arctic sunlight converts thawing ice into more CO2.

February 26, 2015

 

sleepless man

Sleeping Alone

Lonely hearts club members get less deep sleep than their coupled counterparts.

February 25, 2015

 

photo of hand with mechanical parts

Cyborgs Are Real

Recent technological breakthroughs help prosthetics operate convincingly like the real thing.

February 24, 2015

 

mother and baby stare into each others' eyes

Infants Get Cues From Adult Eyes

Parents' line of vision is eye-catching to infants.

February 23, 2015

 

tree from different seasonal angles

Birth Season & Mood

The time of year when you were born may affect your neurochemistry.

February 20, 2015

 

moon's surface with craters

The Youngest Crater

Most of the moon's craters were formed by asteroid crash landings millions or billions of years ago, but more recent collisions are also making their mark.

February 19, 2015

 

cardinal on tree twig

Winter Birds & Climate Change

Birds' flight patterns are expanding due to climate change, which could upset fragile ecosystems.

February 18, 2015

 

Yellowstone geyser surrounded by colorful (red and yellow) bacteria

Super Volcanoes

Yellowstone sits atop a super volcano that could blow any day now.

February 17, 2015

 

ozone hole

Ozone Layer Recovering

We're finally starting to see positive results from environmental efforts to protect the Ozone Layer.

February 16, 2015

 

hospital corridor

Is It Brain Death or a Coma?

Being "braindead" and being "comatose" are not interchangeable terms.

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