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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

January 12, 2015

 

lego scene with white picket fence

Good Neighborhood, Healthier Heart

People living in friendly surroundings have reduced chances of heart problems.

January 9, 2015

 

a near-Earth asteroid, called Bennu

What’s That in the Sky?

Falling sky debris doesn't pose any real threat. But in the nuclear age, asteroids could trigger war sirens.

January 8, 2015

 

telephone cord

E. T. Phoned. Now What?

Even if we do establish contact with extraterrestrials, communicating with them is a whole other story.

January 7, 2015

 

SETI â The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Radio Telescope

Is E.T. Trying to Phone?

Scientists search for narrow-band transmissions in outer space as a possible sign of extraterrestrial life.

January 6, 2015

 

spotted Knapweed plant

Offensive Plants

Some plants produce their own herbicides to ward off invaders and protect their turf.

January 5, 2015

 

girl playing soccer

Are Tomboys Born or Made?

Studies show that hormones during pregnancy can later affect a child's gender-role behavior.

January 2, 2015

 

student sleeping in library stacks

Does School Start Too Early?

Since teenage brains need extra sleep, starting high school later in the morning is a proven way to boost test scores.

January 1, 2015

 

Earth's atmosphere and moon

Looking for Signs of Life on Earth

The light in Earth's atmosphere may reflect signs of extraterrestrial life.

December 25, 2014

 

dog fetches newspaper

Here, Boy!

Dogs have been genetically encoded to understand human behavior.

December 19, 2014

 

flint blade

Multicultural Early Humans

Early human populations were more culturally diverse than previously thought.

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