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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

November 10, 2014


saber-toothed cat fossils

Quaternary extinctions: A prehistoric murder mystery?

About 178 species including the woolly mammoth and the saber-toothed cat disappeared tens of thousand of years ago. What brought about their demise?

November 7, 2014


mother talks to baby

Baby Talk

Just because you can't understand their baby talk doesn't mean babies can't understand you.

November 6, 2014


wheat field

The Whole Truth On Whole Grains

Don't settle for less nutrition: Go for the whole grain.

November 5, 2014


blurred face surrounding by different facial-mood expressions

Mood and Cognition

Feeling moody? Your headspace affects cognitive abilities–sometimes negatively, sometimes positively.

November 4, 2014


two penguins navigate an icy landscape

Penguin Buddy System

Two heads are better than one for disoriented orphan penguins trying to find their way back home.

November 3, 2014


a smoke alarm attached to ceiling with rising smoke/steam

The Steam Alarm

Photoelectric smoke detectors are triggered by airborne particles, including steam.

October 31, 2014


photo of a super moon

Birth of the Moon

Where did the moon come from? Here's a crash course on lunar beginnings.

October 30, 2014


ash tray with nicotine patch

Nicotine Patch

The patch imparts increasingly smaller doses of nicotine over time to help the addict gradually break smoking habits without withdrawal effects.

October 29, 2014


stack of cinnamon sticks


Do you know where cinnamon comes from? Bark from a Sri Lankan laurel tree.

October 28, 2014


gentian with closed petals

Shelter From the Storm

When gentians sense the cold air that precedes a downpour, they shutter their petals from the rain to protect their pollen.

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