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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 11, 2017

 

two people texting back to back

Text Neck

Do your neck and shoulders ache? Looking at your cell phone too much might be to blame.

May 8, 2017

 

stars moving around the pole

Why Do Stars Twinkle?

Astronomers are learning more about the brightening and dimming of stars.

May 4, 2017

 

Calypso Orchid

Calypso Orchid: Pollination By Deception

The calypso orchid is one of the most eye catching little flowers you'll see on forest floors across the Northern United States, Canada, and Europe.

May 3, 2017

 

pink and purple dragonfly resting on a branch.

Ancient Birds Versus Giant Insects

Scientists have found fossilized remains of dragonflies with wingspans several feet in diameter.

April 28, 2017

 

neanderthal wood sculpture

Neanderthals On The Seas?

Neanderthals were more sophisticated than how they're often portrayed in popular culture.

April 24, 2017

 

popcorn close up

Popcorn Makes A Perfect, Healthy Snack

No salt, no butter, air popped popcorn is one of the most nutritious foods you can eat.

April 19, 2017

 

Europe at night

When Continents Collide: The History Of Our Planet

It was one of the Earth's momentous times. Continents collided. Volcanoes erupted. Ocean currents shifted. Species ran amok.

April 18, 2017

 

A PC computer (monitor, mouse, and keyboard all black). The screen is covered by a white sheet of paper with one word on it: Broken. All of this is on a white table. Next to it is an open can of what appears to be Red Bull.

Computer Crash

What is actually happening when your computer freezes?

April 17, 2017

 

Natural artificial yellow flower

Natural Artificial Flowers

Can there be such a thing as natural, fake flowers?

April 13, 2017

 

A  length-wise shot of a sand goby that is tan in color. Its mouth is wide open. The background is all black.

Single Fish Female Seeks Good Father

A male sand goby is less likely to eat the eggs containing his future offspring if a female goby is around.

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