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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

August 3, 2016

 

Chicken noodle soup in a white bowl

Soup’s Ready!

Why does blowing on hot soup help to cool it off? The answer is evaporation.

July 28, 2016

 

A really cute puppy.

Fighting Stress With Pets

Good news pet lovers! A recent study shows that your dog Rex or your cat Muffy may actually help control blood pressure during stressful times.

July 27, 2016

 

1922 US Army airship

A Science Joke: Hydrogen

Why is it that you can't put down hydrogen gas? Find out on this Moment of Science.

July 26, 2016

 

picture of woman with oxygen mask on

Can Oxygen Be Toxic?

Can oxygen sometimes be toxic? Find out on today's Moment of Science.

July 22, 2016

 

rats huddling

How Humans Are Like Rats

Anyone ever call you a dirty rat? Well maybe they weren't that far off.

July 20, 2016

 

Woman rubbing her eyes

The Amazing Flash Illusion

If you've ever rubbed your eyes and seen faint sparkles of light, you have demonstrated a surprising fact of sensory physiology.

July 12, 2016

 

Snake slithering across a road

Why Are There So Many Dead Snakes in the Road?

Ever wonder why there are so many dead snakes in the road? Find out on this Moment of Science.

July 8, 2016

 

oven thermometer

Charming Fahrenheit

Fahreinheit is based on Earth's range of temperatures where the median falls at zero degrees.

July 7, 2016

 

smokestack

Ocean Storage of CO2 Increasing

The ocean is increasingly absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere, raising the water's acidity and endangering sea life.

July 6, 2016

 

kittens nursing

Cats Who Flex

Cats learned the pawing motion sometimes called "making biscuits" as kittens trying to nurse.

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