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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

March 30, 2015

 

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Link Between Memory and Sugar

Blood sugar levels can impair brain health and memory formation.

March 27, 2015

 

caterpillar with spikes

Stinging Caterpillars

Most caterpillars are harmless, but you don't want to take your chances.

March 26, 2015

 

applying alcohol to papercut

Alcohol On A Wound

Alcohol creates a burning sensation on open wounds because it triggers your body's heat receptors.

March 25, 2015

 

tattoo artist wields tattoo gun on canvas arm

My Ouch Ain’t Yours

Pain is experienced differently, as each person produces different levels of pain-numbing endorphins.

March 24, 2015

 

Greek text from Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stones and Aliens

Can deciphering texts from ancient civilizations teach us anything about communicating with alien civilizations?

March 23, 2015

 

muscle man flexes forearm

Conan the Bacterium

Even global nuclear war couldn't wipe out this powerful strain of bacteria!

March 20, 2015

 

woman focuses

Distract Your Way to Weight Loss

How do you fight snack cravings? Distract yourself from food distractions.

March 19, 2015

 

scrub jay transporting a peanut in its beak

It Takes One to Know One

Birds of a feather steal together (and suspiciously hide food from one another).

March 18, 2015

 

Beautiful cave paintings dating from the late Neolithic, Epipaleolithic and early Bronze Age. The Magura cave in Bulgaria.

How Art Began

Scientists date an Indonesian cave painting to 40,000 years old—shaking up previous ideas about art's origins and migration.

March 17, 2015

 

gecko climbing up glass pane

Gecko Glue

Scientists uncover the secret to geckos' gravity defying mobility: hairy feet.

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