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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 8, 2016

 

airplane wing

Popping Ears

Ears pop during flight because of changes in air pressure as the plane ascends and descends.

January 7, 2016

 

teary eyes

Cry Me a River (Why Your Eyes Get Puffy When You Cry

Emotional tears are produced by different tear ducts than regular moisturizing tears.

January 6, 2016

 

eye

The Cyclopean Eye

V2, a special region in the visual cortex, stitches together the visual data from each eye to produce one seamless 3-D image.

January 5, 2016

 

lab rat

Pessimistic Rats

An unstable environment shapes a rat's outlook and makes them anticipate bad outcomes.

January 4, 2016

 

Pluto

The Heart of Pluto

After a nine-year expedition, the New Horizon spacecraft finally reached Pluto to see what's at the heart of the exoplanet.

January 1, 2016

 

bee pollinating flower

Royal Jelly

Fit For A Queen According to legend, King Arthur gained the crown by pulling a sword from a rock. Queen honeybees have an equally enchanting way of ascending to the throne: royal jelly! This special jelly is made of water, proteins, fatty acids, organic acids, vitamins and minerals. These substances are mixed with bee milk, a […]

December 31, 2015

 

car on flatbed tow truck

Male Zeus Bugs Get a Free Ride 

The male Zeus bug hitches a ride on the female's back and feeds off her.

December 30, 2015

 

cigarette butts

Recycling Cigarette Butts

Cigarette butts, a huge source of littering, can be repurposed into carbon supercapacitors used in electronic devices.

December 29, 2015

 

dog walk on a cold day

Too Cold to Exercise?

Not so! Your body acts as a heater and warms up cold air as you breathe it in.

December 28, 2015

 

rhinocerous beetle

Beetlemania

Pound for pound, the rhino beetle is the strongest creature on Earth: It can carry 850 times its own weight on its back.

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