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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

June 5, 2017

 

A black and white photo. A woman is in bed, her head on a white pillow, a heating pad with a gingham pattern is draped across her forehead. She has an unhappy look on her face. A black blanket that blends with the background is pulled up to her chin.

Does Exercise Trigger Migraines?

If you're a migraine sufferer, is it helpful or risky to exercise?

June 2, 2017

 

close up of a cockroach

Faster Than A Speeding Roach

Cockroaches running at full speed rear up on their hind legs.

May 29, 2017

 

sheep in a flock

What Is The Science Behind Animals Moving In A Flock?

I find it interesting that many animals, like sheep, zebras, fish, and birds, tend to congregate and move around in flocks. What's the science behind flocking?

May 15, 2017

 

wedding rings and dice

The Mathematical Marriage Predictor

Scientists developed a system of equations that predict relationship stability with a ninety-four percent accuracy rate.

May 12, 2017

 

japanese newt

Newt Regeneration And You

Each year, three million people have their eye lenses replaced with plastic ones. Artificial lenses are fine, but what if people could regrow their own?

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.

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