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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

March 21, 2017

 

thermometer

Your Skin’s Thermometer

What are heat and cold receptors and how do they help regulate skin's temperature?

March 20, 2017

 

A couple embraces in front of a sunset. Because of the lighting, they appear only as shadows; dark figures juxtaposed against the red, orange, purple, and pink sky.

Choosing the Perfect Date Movie

While you might want to see that movie with the cool explosions, some scientists will tell you it's a terrible date movie.

March 16, 2017

 

Old mill engulfed in flames

What Is Fire?

Is fire a solid? A liquid? A gas? Or something else?

March 14, 2017

 

An unidentified bright pink substance that seems to have been poured over some tree branches.

Upset Stomach, Upset-Looking Tongue

How can your tongue turn black after having a stomach illness?

March 13, 2017

 

Buttered toast on plate

Murphy’s Toast

If you're eating toast, and you accidentally bump it to the floor, it seems more likely to land buttered side down.

March 10, 2017

 

a Philodendron plant in a yellow pot on a white table. Behind it is a bowl of fruit, a canister, and what appears to be a box of chocolate.

Growing Plants Indoors

An easy way to have a green thumb is by finding a plant that will thrive in your home or office.

March 8, 2017

 

A cheetah family of five lounges in the sun at the Smithsonian National Zoo

Cheetahs Cut from the Same Cloth

Cheetahs have survived devastating climate change and a resulting genetic bottleneck.

March 7, 2017

 

Assortment of contrails

Airplane Contrails

Why do airplanes sometimes leave long white contrails behind?

March 3, 2017

 

Inside train tunnel

Popping Ears on a Train

Why do people's ears pop when they're riding on trains?

March 2, 2017

 

solar system model

A Really Big Lump: How Gravity Created The Solar System

Learn about gravity, stars, and really big lumps.

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