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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

October 4, 2016

 

An orange sky. A large planet in the top corner that is iridescent.

Asleep At The Saucer

What some people perceive as alien abductions might actually be sleep paralysis.

October 1, 2016

 

Shovel and hole on beach

Leftover Dirt and Empty Space

If you've ever had to dig a hole and then fill it back in, you may have noticed a mysterious thing: there was always a little dirt left over. Why?

September 28, 2016

 

A flock of starlings fly close to the camera. The sun sets in the right lower corner of the image.

Story Problems For The Birds

If you load a plane that can hold up to 2,000 pounds with more than 2,000 pounds of birds, will it still be able to take off?

September 26, 2016

 

Ice-Cream In A Bowl

A Sweet Tooth Means A Numb Tongue

Ice cream seems to be the worst offender in terms of calories. Is there a reason why it has to be so very fattening?

September 23, 2016

 

assorted insects on a white board

A World Without Insects

A world without them might not be as nice as we might think...

September 21, 2016

 

Blue fluorescent light sculpted into the shape of a human face

It’s Not Easy Being Blue

Turning blue in the face is easier said than done.

September 19, 2016

 

Five pigeons are perched on concrete. They are looking into the distance.

What Did That Pigeon Say?

Is that weird noise coming from those pigeons' beaks?

September 16, 2016

 

Different colored billiard balls

How’s Your Fastball?

No matter HOW fast the "fast" ball is moving, it will still fall at the same speed as the ball that just meanders over the edge.

September 13, 2016

 

Brightly colored alphabet and number refrigerator magnets pointed in different directions.

Alphabetic Memory

Quiz: What comes before P in the alphabet? Unless you are particularly good at remembering sequences, you probably sang yourself a little song, but why?

September 12, 2016

 

Boy in shadow

Rejection Leads To Aggression

How do people react when they experience rejection?

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