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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

March 29, 2017

 

The majority of the photo is a brick wall. A black pole is on the far left. On the far right is half of a woman's face. The eye that is visible in this photo is glowing red.

Why Red Eye?

Learn why you sometimes have glowing red eyes in photographs.

March 27, 2017

 

Two burrowing owls. They're sitting on the ground. One is looking to the right. The owl on the right is looking directly into the camera.

Wise Owls

On this A Moment of Science, we discuss some of the burrowing owl's wisest moves.

March 24, 2017

 

a up-close shot of a rose-ring parakeet's head

Speaking with Tongues

In 2004, a team of scientists from Indiana University, proved how necessary a parrot's tongue was in its ability to talk like humans.

March 22, 2017

 

Hyena cub lying down

A Hyena’s Sibling Rivalry

For spotted hyenas, sibling rivalry can often be a matter of life and death.

March 21, 2017

 

thermometer

Your Skin’s Thermometer

What are heat and cold receptors and how do they help regulate skin's temperature?

March 20, 2017

 

A couple embraces in front of a sunset. Because of the lighting, they appear only as shadows; dark figures juxtaposed against the red, orange, purple, and pink sky.

Choosing the Perfect Date Movie

While you might want to see that movie with the cool explosions, some scientists will tell you it's a terrible date movie.

March 16, 2017

 

Old mill engulfed in flames

What Is Fire?

Is fire a solid? A liquid? A gas? Or something else?

March 14, 2017

 

An unidentified bright pink substance that seems to have been poured over some tree branches.

Upset Stomach, Upset-Looking Tongue

How can your tongue turn black after having a stomach illness?

March 13, 2017

 

Buttered toast on plate

Murphy’s Toast

If you're eating toast, and you accidentally bump it to the floor, it seems more likely to land buttered side down.

March 10, 2017

 

a Philodendron plant in a yellow pot on a white table. Behind it is a bowl of fruit, a canister, and what appears to be a box of chocolate.

Growing Plants Indoors

An easy way to have a green thumb is by finding a plant that will thrive in your home or office.

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