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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

April 29, 2016

 

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Think Like a Penguin

Small behavioral differences can create space for peaceful cohabitation.

April 28, 2016

 

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A Pain in the Ear

Kids are more susceptible to earaches because their middle ear—not fully developed—are more likely to clog up with fluid.

April 27, 2016

 

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Autokinetic Effect

Eye movements can cause you to mistakenly perceive isolated objects as moving.

April 26, 2016

 

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What Dads Eat May Affect Their Offspring

Diet can change the DNA of males, who then pass on certain traits to their offspring.

April 25, 2016

 

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Driving a Cockroach

Scientists have discovered how to control cockroaches' movements by stimulating different brain regions with electrodes.

April 22, 2016

 

tanning bed

Are Tanning Beds Safe? 

Just one trip to a tanning bed can cause DNA damage and skin cancer.

April 21, 2016

 

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Maggot Evolution

Maggots demonstrate how speciation occurs not only because of geographical separation, but also preference.

April 20, 2016

 

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No Drill, Fewer Cavities

Treating early tooth decay is more effective than undergoing the drill.

April 19, 2016

 

Capybara

The Largest Rodent

Archaeologists discover the fossil of a monstrous rodent that lived eight million years ago.

April 18, 2016

 

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Ants Out In the Rain

How do ants survive when it rains and their anthills get washed away? They're well prepped for emergency flooding.

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