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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

November 3, 2016

 

leafcutter ant crawling next to a leaf

The First Farmers

Farming has been a useful tool for a long long time, and not just for humans!

November 1, 2016

 

On the left is an illustration of a one-humped Arabian Camel, on the the right is an illustration of a two humped Bactrian Camel.

Camels

A camel draws on a whole range of adaptations so that it can travel hundreds of miles, over several days, without stopping to drink.

October 28, 2016

 

A person holds an old-fashioned wireless phone that is beige in color with white buttons. The background is red and white gingham.

Forry, Wrong Number

When you're on the phone do you hear sorry as forry? Feelings as ceilings?

October 27, 2016

 

a collection of bananas, some with brown spots

When Good Bananas Go Bad

Have you ever wonder why bananas seem to go bad so quickly?

October 25, 2016

 

A close-up of a tablespoon of butter melting in a pan.

What’s In Saturated Fats?

We use the phrase "saturated fat" a lot, but what does it really mean?

October 21, 2016

 

a tuxedo kitten and a tabby kitten with an all-white belly and paws gaze out an open window. The tabby kitten is in a position where it looks like it is looking at the world below.

Humpty Dumpty Wasn’t A Cat

You may have seen a cat fall from a tree or high rooftop. Ever wonder how felines can survive such great falls?

October 20, 2016

 

A blue background. A woman in the center of the photograph. Most of her is obscured because of a yellow-orange glow caused by a light leakage.

Afterglow

If you look at a bright lamp and then close your eyes, why can you still see the light?

October 19, 2016

 

On the left side of the screen, a large spider plant. The camera angle is as if someone is looking directly down at the long, green leaves. Next to it is a jar with a much smaller version of the plant growing.

Plants in Motion

Is your houseplant moving or is that just an optical illusion?

October 18, 2016

 

A bird-of-paradise. Mostly black, but near its neck it is iridescent: red, yellow, green, blue.

Why Birds of a Feather Are What They Eat

Why do some species of birds-of-paradise have such eye-catching plumage?

October 14, 2016

 

Three neon lights in the shapes of hand. The left is orange-red. The middle is bright green. The right is red.

The Future in the Palm of Your Hand

What does the crystal ball reveal for human evolutionary future? Is it six-fingered hands for everyone?

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