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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 31, 2016

 

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The Mathematical Marriage Predictor

Scientists developed a system of equations that predict relationship stability, and the math checks out 94 percent of the time!

May 30, 2016

 

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Camouflage is Not Infallible

Moths with high-contrast markings like zebra stripes are harder to detect, at least at first, than those with background-matching camouflage.

May 27, 2016

 

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The Importance of Hand Washing

Surveys show that 30 percent of people do not wash their hands after going to the bathroom, which exposes others to germs and infections.

May 26, 2016

 

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My Bacteria are Full

Gut bacteria not only help digest food, they also signal to our brain that we've eaten enough.

May 25, 2016

 

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Say Cheese

Fake smiles and real smiles are controlled by two different parts of the brain.

May 24, 2016

 

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Evolving Better Eyes

A small crustacean called Daphnia provides evidence that larger eye size yields a reproductive advantage.

May 23, 2016

 

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How Clouds Float

Clouds weigh several tons but stay airy by distributing their weight over a large area.

May 20, 2016

 

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Blow Dryer Flier

How does this ping pong ball float in mid-air? Bernoulli's Principle.

May 19, 2016

 

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Bradycardia

Bradycardia is a below average heart rate, slower than 60 beats per minute.

May 18, 2016

 

weathered statue at site of Roman bathhouse

Ancient Roman Parasites

Ancient poop reveals that Romans suffered from intestinal parasites, despite their sophisticated sanitation system.

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