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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 28, 2016

 

sandpaper on someone's lap

The Secrets Of Sandpaper

Is sandpaper really made out of sand?

December 27, 2016

 

A black and white image of twelve different sets of pointed teeth that resemble pointed plastic vampire teeth people wear at Halloween.

Vampirism Or Decomposition

People may have confused the normal process of decomposition with proof that vampires were real.

December 23, 2016

 

A close-up on a hammer hitting heated up metal on an anvil.

The Harmony of Hammers

Sing, muse, of Iamblichus, chronicler of Pythagoras!

December 21, 2016

 

Sunbathing crow in grass

Basking Birds

Why do birds sunbathe? To maintain their feathers.

December 20, 2016

 

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The Clean Food Culture of Koshima Macaque Monkeys

In 1953, a macaque monkey named Imo made an important discovery: washing her food.

December 19, 2016

 

A close up on an eagle owl's face.

Staring Eyes and Swiveling Necks

Why are owls such efficient predators? Large eyes and flexible necks.

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.

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