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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 23, 2015

 

muscle man flexes forearm

Conan the Bacterium

Even global nuclear war couldn't wipe out this powerful strain of bacteria!

March 20, 2015

 

woman focuses

Distract Your Way to Weight Loss

How do you fight snack cravings? Distract yourself from food distractions.

March 19, 2015

 

scrub jay transporting a peanut in its beak

It Takes One to Know One

Birds of a feather steal together (and suspiciously hide food from one another).

March 18, 2015

 

Beautiful cave paintings dating from the late Neolithic, Epipaleolithic and early Bronze Age. The Magura cave in Bulgaria.

How Art Began

Scientists date an Indonesian cave painting to 40,000 years old—shaking up previous ideas about art's origins and migration.

March 17, 2015

 

gecko climbing up glass pane

Gecko Glue

Scientists uncover the secret to geckos' gravity defying mobility: hairy feet.

March 16, 2015

 

ghostly face and hand

Ghost in the Lab

Scientists trick the brain into attributing signals from its own body to an invisible "ghostly" presence.

March 13, 2015

 

yucca moths in plant

Yucca Flowers and Yucca Moths

Yucca moths and flowers depend on each other for reproduction.

March 12, 2015

 

smiling mom and baby

Babies and Birds

In addition to hearing your voice, babies also rely on non-verbal communication to learn how to talk.

March 11, 2015

 

sagebrush plant

Plants Listen to the Relatives

Plants communicate with each other, but keep it close to home.

March 10, 2015

 

hand with bent forefinger

Double Joints

Double-jointedness is a myth. Though you might be able to stretch your muscles twice as far as others, you owe it to a single, extra-flexible joint.

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