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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

November 3, 2015


ancient columns from oracle at Delphi

Chemical Oracle

Water samples from the Greek oracle at Delphi show traces of ethylene, a gas that can induce trance-like states.

November 2, 2015


oxpecker on rhino's nose

The Mighty Oxpecker

The oxpecker and the rhino make quite the odd couple but they need each other.

October 30, 2015



Infants Use Analogies

Pre-verbal babies are able to make mental comparisons.

October 29, 2015


bobble head

For Self-Confidence, Just Nod  

A new study gives new meaning to the phrase "nod of approval", and shows that nodding makes your more confident.

October 28, 2015


Opah with temperature sensor

Warm-blooded Opahs

Opahs, the only warm blooded fish species, are cold-blooded killers.

October 27, 2015


Vesta asteroid through telescope


Though unremarkable in size, the asteroid Vesta has an inner glow sure to catch your eye.

October 26, 2015


dogs, one in foreground, one in background

Why Dogs Bark

Dogs acquired their bark during the domestication process from wolves to man's best friend.

October 23, 2015




The pyrosome proves reality is stranger than (science) fiction: This deep-sea creature is a glowing tube made up of tiny clones called zooids.

October 22, 2015


hybrid engine

Hybrid Car Engines

A hybrid car pairs an electric engine for accelerating with a small, gasoline engine for coasting.

October 21, 2015


blind people walking with canes

Humans Can Echolocate, Too

Visually impaired humans can develop the ability to navigate their surroundings using echolocation, like bats and dolphins.

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