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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 5, 2015


polar bear in wild

Born to Roam 

Polar bears can't bear to be locked up in zoos because it's in their nature to roam long distances.

October 2, 2015


cycling class

Multi-tasking and Exercise

Exercising while doing certain cognitive tasks can actually improve performance.

October 1, 2015


catepillar inflatable

Tapping Caterpillars 

They don't have vocal chords, but caterpillars use sound to try to scare off intruders.

September 30, 2015


Ionized gas stretching out from quasar galaxy for thousands of light years

Ghostly Objects Surrounding Distant Galaxies 

In 2007, a Dutch schoolteacher discovered green ghostly structures surrounding distant galaxies that he dubbed "voorwerps."

September 29, 2015


orangutan swinging on vine

Orangutan Travel Plans: Give a Holler!

Not unlike Tarzan, male orangutans belt out warning calls to indicate their whereabouts while tree-hopping.

September 28, 2015


pregnant mom holding belly

Fetus Learning 

A fetus can recognize its mother's voice; when it hears her, its heart rate accelerates.

September 24, 2015


hummingbird hovers midair

Nature’s Helicopters

Hummingbirds appear to hover effortlessly midair. Here's how they create the illusion of floating in the sky:

September 23, 2015


Jupiter and Ganymede, its largest moon

An Ocean on Jupiter’s Moon Ganymede 

Measuring data from the Hubble telescope, NASA has discovered a salt-water ocean on Jupiter's largest moon beneath layers of ice.

September 22, 2015


footprints in volcanic ash

The Oldest Human Footprints

Human footprints from 350,000 years ago have been preserved in volcanic ash.

September 21, 2015


man in bed next to empty glass of wine and wine bottle


Alcoholic beverages may make you drowsy, but actually reduce your quality of sleep.

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