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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

September 18, 2015


remora on top of shark

Swimming With Sharks

Remoras are hangers on, literally, that latch onto predatory fish and live off of their leftovers.

September 17, 2015


radiation particles

Radiation in Deep Space

Mars-bound astronauts will face many dangers including extended exposure to galactic radiation, which has been shown to cause brain damage.

September 16, 2015


woman wearing surgical mask in public space

Unmasking Surgical Masks     

Surgical masks are a good way to keep from spreading your germs to others, but don't prevent their germs from reaching you.

September 15, 2015


grebe in courting ritual

Running on the Water

Grebes perform a daring feat to attract the opposite sex: They run on water!

September 14, 2015


UV light bulb

Ultraviolet Fish   

Sexy swordfish have figured out how to go a-courting without courting disaster.

September 11, 2015



Mmmm, Flowers

Flowers aren't just pretty to look at; these edible petals add unique and vibrant flavors to your palette.

September 10, 2015



Flowers Choose the Best Pollinators    

In solving the pollination mystery surrounding Heliconia tortuosa, scientists made an important discovery about plant evolution.

September 9, 2015


blue crab on sand bar

Amazing Crabs        

When in between exoskeletons, blue crabs rely on an inner hydrostatic skeleton to move about.

September 8, 2015


illustration of kissing couple

Why Do People Kiss?  

Smooching feels good, of course, but couples first started swapping saliva as a way to test out genetic compatibility.

September 4, 2015


Elvis celebrity star

Elvis in a Burrito

Our eyes sometimes play tricks on us because our brains have evolved to see patterns, even where there are none.

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