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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

July 10, 2014

 

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Think Buff?

While actually working out is the best way to get stronger, research suggests that even just thinking about lifting heavy objects can yield results.

July 9, 2014

 

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Contaminated Stethoscopes

It's hard to believe such a common medical tool could be so dangerous, but it is.

July 8, 2014

 

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What We Can Learn From Martian Meteorites

Over the years, scientists have found many meteorites they believe came to Earth from Mars. These bits of debris have many interesting things to say.

July 7, 2014

 

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Kidney Stones: A World Of Pain

On this episode, we'll journey into the kidneys to find out what makes kidney stones hurt so much.

July 4, 2014

 

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How Seatbelts Work

Everyone knows seatbelts save lives. But do you know how they work?

July 3, 2014

 

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Ants And Antibiotics

Humans aren't the only creatures to exploit the anti-fungal properties of some bacteria.

July 2, 2014

 

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The Chain Letter’s Exponential Growth

If people actually followed the instructions on chain letters they received, it wouldn't be long before everyone in the world had a letter in their mailbox.

July 1, 2014

 

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What’s Up With Pigs And Mud?

Have you ever wondered why pigs like to roll around in the mud? We'll solve the mystery for you on this A Moment Of Science.

June 30, 2014

 

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Have You Heard Of Bitumen?

You might not know it, but you very likely use bitumen every day.

June 27, 2014

 

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Eyes With Mirrors

In the animal kingdom, not all eyes are created equal.

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