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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

May 18, 2015

 

biodiversity exhibit

Declining Biodiversity—Is Earth Dying?

Human behavior is placing at least a third of Earth's species at risk of extinction.

May 15, 2015

 

Thanksgiving turkey

Tryptophan

Tryptophan's sleepy effect is maximized by foods heavy in carbs.

May 14, 2015

 

Hubble space telescope

New Neighborhood Galaxy

Astronomers discovered KKs3, a dwarf galaxy that neighbors the Milky Way!

May 13, 2015

 

crochet of uterus

How an Embryo Attaches to the Uterus

About six days after fertilization, an embryo implants itself onto the uterus with a sticky layer of proteins.

May 12, 2015

 

kudzu

Kudzu’s Good Qualities

Though an invasive species, the Kudzu plant might offer a remedy to alcoholism.

May 11, 2015

 

amateur radio transmitter

Jamming A Moment of Science   

Want to block out that angry talk radio show? Here's an easy, step-by-step guide: Radio Jamming 101.

May 8, 2015

 

red planet

Organic Molecules on Mars 

Life On Mars? The Curiosity rover found organic molecules on Mars. It’s not exactly “life on Mars” but it’s a good start: Organic compounds are the molecular building blocks of life on Earth. Scientists found the molecules in samples of mudstone in Gale crater, which—it is believed— was a lake billions of years ago. The mudstone contains special clays which […]

May 7, 2015

 

pregnant woman

Prenatal Exposure to Phthalates: A Danger to Intelligence

Children born to women who were exposed to phthalates during pregnancy have a lower IQ.

May 6, 2015

 

cocoa powder

Ancient Goodies 

Cocoa has been a luxury good since ancient times.

May 5, 2015

 

ice sheet in Antarctica

Hidden Antarctic Ecosystems

Scientists discover thriving ecosystem underneath Antarctica's ice sheet.

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