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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

December 5, 2014

 

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New Moon

In case there was ever any doubt, Earth only has one moon.

December 4, 2014

 

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Clever Crows

Scientists prove crows are just as clever as they are fabled to be.

December 3, 2014

 

setting sun cast woman's silouhette

So Long, Sun

Bad news: The sun is going to burn out and life as we know it will be over. Good news: We've still got 5 billion years left.

December 2, 2014

 

leatherback sea turtle, beachside

The Leatherback Turtle: Part 2

To make matters worse, the leatherback sometimes mistakes the soft plastic refuse littering the ocean for its normal snack-of-choice, jellyfish

December 1, 2014

 

leatherback turtle hatchling on the beach

The Leatherback Turtle: Part 1

Leatherback turtles, immune to cold waters, lay eggs whose sex is determined by water temperature.

November 30, 2014

 

clouds at the foot of a mountain

Is It Always Colder on Top of Mountains?

Where's the best place to keep warm, a mountain top or a valley? Well, it just depends...

November 27, 2014

 

hands pushed against glass window in an attempt to escape

Fear of Suffocation

Don't worry, there's plenty of air to go around, even in tight spaces.

November 26, 2014

 

darwin fish on back of car

Theory vs. Law

Saying something is "just a theory" does not make any sense, scientifically speaking. Scientific theories provide explanations that have been tested and proven.

November 25, 2014

 

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Predator’s Dilemma

The predator/prey relationship is complex, as predators sometimes hunt their food source out of existence.

November 24, 2014

 

icicles hang from gutter

Why Icicles Are Wavy

Icicles are lopsided formations, by nature. Here's why:

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