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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 20, 2014

 

A box jelly swims in an aquarium tank

The Incredible Eye Of The Box Jellyfish

The box jellyfish shows us that evolution is able to produce eyes in more than one way.

June 19, 2014

 

A school of fish

Climate Change Also Threatens Fish

Climate change isn't just bad for us land animals. It's bad for sea creatures as well.

June 18, 2014

 

A drinking fountain in a park

Down The Wrong Tube

Have you ever wondered what's really going on when you choke on what you're eating or drinking?

June 17, 2014

 

A fruit fly on a leaf

Fruit Flies in My House

Even if you don't have a big bowl of fruit sitting out in your kitchen, fruit flies can still thrive. Here's what you can do to get rid of them.

June 16, 2014

 

A Lego skeleton splashes down in water

A Skeleton Is Worth A Thousand Words

It's tricky business, but there's a lot you can figure out from a human skeleton if you know what you're doing.

June 10, 2014

 

A false-color skull x-ray

Modern Science, Folktales And Williams Syndrome

Once upon a time, people may have understood this condition in terms of "elves" and "fairies". Thankfully, modern science gives us a more sensitive accounting.

June 8, 2014

 

A close-up of a hippo's face

Do Hippos Swim?

Hippos hang out in the water most of the time, but are they good swimmers?

June 5, 2014

 

A computer-generated representation of an individual's DNA

How Closely Related Are We?

We humans tend to focus on the differences between us, even in spite of abundant similarities.

June 4, 2014

 

A close-up image of a dried tobacco leaf

A Very Hungry (Tobacco-Eating) Caterpillar

While the nicotine in tobacco is bad for humans, it's not bad for everyone in the animal kingdom.

June 3, 2014

 

Lots of bananas stacked on top of one another.

The Ins And Outs Of Fat Storage

Most people know that it's a good idea to stay away from fatty foods, but do you know how the body stores fat?

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