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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

December 14, 2016

 

A close up image of a Red Panda's face. It shows the different textured fur on its face, as well as its whiskers.

Hair, Fur, Quills, And Scales

The main difference between hair and fur is where it grows, not what it's made of.

December 13, 2016

 

A macro shot of the tops of blades of grass. They're bright green. The background is blue-green and out of focus.

How Does Trampling Harm Grass?

Trampling obviously harms grass, but do you know exactly how it does?

December 9, 2016

 

A tabby cat lies on its back inside a cardboard box

Ah, There’s the Rub

Anyone who owns a cat is familiar with the head-bumping way they greet you, but what does this behavior mean?

December 5, 2016

 

4 hand-stitched images of brains. The top left is yellow, the top right is orange, the lower right is bright blue, and the lower left is mauve.

Processing Moral Dilemmas

Your sense of right and wrong may be highly influenced by your cultural identity.

December 2, 2016

 

Treadmill Sensation

A Treadmill For The Mind

You've been on a treadmill for a while and then suddenly step off. Why do you feel like you're moving much faster than you think you should be?

December 1, 2016

 

A child holding up a sideways image of a picture he has drawn. The child's face can't be seen. The drawing appears to be of a child or a blobby Prince Leia from Star Wars.

What It’s Like To Be Three

As children younger than four, we could talk, think, and perceive. So why are those years so hard to remember?

November 29, 2016

 

A close-up of a zebra's black and white stripes. The picture also appears to have been taken with black and white film or put beneath a black and white filter.

Why Don’t Humans Have Spots Or Stripes?

Ever wondered why we humans don't have spots or stripes? Well, maybe you haven't, but it is interesting that so many creatures are multicolored but we are not.

November 24, 2016

 

Fully Spread Peacock

Runaway Tail!

One common misconception people have regarding evolution is that the gradual changing of physical forms always benefits the species in question.

November 23, 2016

 

A man sleeps on a couch. An orange cat, wrapped into a ball, sleeps next to him.

What Happens To A Dream Deferred?

If you've ever been up all night, you may have found that staying awake becomes a lot easier after five or six a.m. Why?

November 17, 2016

 

Blue vein in wrist

True Blue Inside of You?

Did you ever hear that blood is actually blue inside your body, but turns red instantly on contact with air? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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