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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

September 4, 2015


Elvis celebrity star

Elvis in a Burrito

Our eyes sometimes play tricks on us because our brains have evolved to see patterns, even where there are none.

September 3, 2015


hot air balloon

Full of Hot Air?   

It's a gas! Air consists of nitrogen and oxygen and lots of empty space.

September 1, 2015


tooth with dental tools

Getting Rid of Cavities    

Here's how to undo the damage caused by tooth decay:

August 31, 2015


nurse assists pregnant woman

Why Giving Birth Hurts  

Problematic pregnancies that required assistance revolutionized child delivery for early humans.

August 31, 2015



Attack of the Earthworms      

Earthworms are taking a bite out of forest ecosystems.

August 28, 2015


beluga whale underwater

Send in the Belugas 

Beluga whales are helping scientists plumb the icy depths of the Arctic.

August 27, 2015



How Did It Swim?

Now extinct, plesiosaurs were predatory creatures that haunted the deep seas.

August 26, 2015


baby mean-mugging the camera

Are You Looking at Me? 

People rely heavily on eye contact to suss out potential dangers.

August 25, 2015


snowflakes through prism of light

Rainbow Snow

We dream of powdery white snow, but snow actually comes in multi-colored varieties.

August 24, 2015


Apple computer logo and power cable

The Apple in the Mind’s Eye 

You can't remember what the Apple logo looks like, even if you look at it multiple times a day, everyday. Here's why:

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