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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

April 24, 2017

 

popcorn close up

Popcorn Makes A Perfect, Healthy Snack

No salt, no butter, air popped popcorn is one of the most nutritious foods you can eat.

April 19, 2017

 

Europe at night

When Continents Collide: The History Of Our Planet

It was one of the Earth's momentous times. Continents collided. Volcanoes erupted. Ocean currents shifted. Species ran amok.

April 18, 2017

 

A PC computer (monitor, mouse, and keyboard all black). The screen is covered by a white sheet of paper with one word on it: Broken. All of this is on a white table. Next to it is an open can of what appears to be Red Bull.

Computer Crash

What is actually happening when your computer freezes?

April 17, 2017

 

Natural artificial yellow flower

Natural Artificial Flowers

Can there be such a thing as natural, fake flowers?

April 13, 2017

 

A  length-wise shot of a sand goby that is tan in color. Its mouth is wide open. The background is all black.

Single Fish Female Seeks Good Father

A male sand goby is less likely to eat the eggs containing his future offspring if a female goby is around.

April 11, 2017

 

Old Faithful erupting

Old Faithful

Geysers spout up where a column of underground water is heated to boiling by "magma," or molten rock, pushing the water upward.

April 10, 2017

 

sliced onion

Onions Are Toxic to Your Pets   

Raw onions contain sulfur compounds that are toxic to pets.

March 31, 2017

 

Baby ultrasound

Hearing a Shape

Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to create pictures of what is going on in our body.

March 30, 2017

 

A monarch caterpillar (yellow, white, and black striped) is perched upside down on a bright green leaf.

Plants Arming Themselves

Plants do several defensive things when confronted by insects and animals.

March 29, 2017

 

The majority of the photo is a brick wall. A black pole is on the far left. On the far right is half of a woman's face. The eye that is visible in this photo is glowing red.

Why Red Eye?

Learn why you sometimes have glowing red eyes in photographs.

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