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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

June 20, 2016

 

leopard shark

Do Sharks Navigate by Smell?

Scientists confirm that sharks navigate long distances using their sniffers.

June 17, 2016

 

spiral pattern

What is a hypnotic?

Hypnotics are pills that are primarily used to induce sleep.

June 16, 2016

 

green light

Green as Blood

Insect blood is green, and gets its color from the plants it eats.

June 15, 2016

 

brain scan

Why We Become Enraged

Rage and aggression are hardwired in our brains as a survival instinct.

June 14, 2016

 

beach

Acanthostega

All land vertebrates evolved from fish, and Acanthostega—the fossil of a part-fish, part-amphibious creature—pinpoints how we made the leap from water to earth.

June 13, 2016

 

robot

Dr. Mori’s Uncanny Valley

People like robots that act like humans but only up to a certain point.

June 10, 2016

 

pile of spinach leaves

‘Cause I Eats Me Spinach

Spinach may have done the trick for Popeye, but it doesn't add muscle to the rest of us.

June 9, 2016

 

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Brains Are the Same

The brains of men and women do not differ based on gender.

June 8, 2016

 

Mercury

What’s It Like There? 

Like its Roman-god namesake, Mercury is known for extreme behavior.

June 7, 2016

 

Bombardier Beetle on leaf

Bombardier Beetle

The bombardier beetle is aptly named: It fires toxic chemicals that, when released, sound like a bomb detonating.

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