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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

May 17, 2016

 

mountains in Denali National Park, Alaska

Why Mountains Stop Growing

Scientists tackle this mystery: Why do mountains rise but never get any taller?

May 16, 2016

 

field potatoes

Irish Potato Famine Investigation

DNA detectives trace the bacteria that caused the Irish Potato Famine back to 16th century South America.

May 13, 2016

 

anaconda

Anaconda!

Though exaggerated in Hollywood creature features, anacondas are monstrous!

May 12, 2016

 

brain scan

Do Bigger Brains Make Us Smarter?

Does brain size or brain-to-body ratio affect intelligence? Not as much as you'd think.

May 11, 2016

 

apple core reflection shows full, round apple

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

People who suffer from Body Dysmorphic Disorder have a distorted sense of self and perceive a terrible defect in their appearance.

May 10, 2016

 

Ibyuk - Canada's Tallest Pingo

Icy Pingos

Pingos are icy mounds that grow upwards from permafrost under the soil.

May 9, 2016

 

brown fly sucking up liquid through its proboscis

How Insects Drink

Insects need water to survive and use varied methods to quench their thirst.

May 6, 2016

 

Siberian jay

Recognizing Distant Relatives

Siberian jays can suss out relatives they've never met, and can sense how closely related they are to these unfamiliar birds.

May 5, 2016

 

pair of capuchin monkeys

Spiteful Monkeys

Capuchin monkeys punish fellow chimps for taking more than their fair share.

May 4, 2016

 

male and female face merging

Becoming More Feminine

Over the course of human civilization, men have evolved more feminine traits.

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