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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 3, 2014

 

Lots of bananas stacked on top of one another.

The Ins And Outs Of Fat Storage

Most people know that it's a good idea to stay away from fatty foods, but do you know how the body stores fat?

June 2, 2014

 

Black kitten sitting on a blue and white towel

Killer Kitties

Our outdoor cats can do a lot of ecological damage when we're not watching.

May 30, 2014

 

Grass with seed in golden light

How Does Trampling Harm Grass?

Trampling obviously harms grass, but do you know exactly how it does?

May 29, 2014

 

A baby being held by parents

The Science Of Baby Babble

Sounds like 'baba' and 'dada' are common to hear from a six-month old. This is the genesis of sophisticated human speech.

May 28, 2014

 

Macro image of bubbles in wine

Is Getting ‘Blind Drunk’ A Real Thing?

Is drinking yourself 'blind' just an exaggeration, like 'eating till you burst'? Or can alcohol really turn out the lights?

May 27, 2014

 

Macro image of a moth facing the camera

Why Moths Fly Toward Lights

Summer is nearly here. Ever wonder why moths fly toward bright lights? Find out on today's Moment of Science.

May 26, 2014

 

Confocal micrograph of a blind cavefish embryo

The Electric Sense

Some aquatic animals have a sixth sense that allows them to detect electrical fields in water.

May 23, 2014

 

Extreme close-up of taste buds on someone's tongue

Age, Taste And Smell

As we age, out food tends to taste less flavorful. What's up with this?

May 22, 2014

 

The lights of Manhattan at night

Urban Weather Systems

Some cities are big enough to noticeably impact local weather patterns.

May 21, 2014

 

Hale-Bopp comet with two tails

Tales About Tails

Have you ever wondered why comets look the way they do when they get close to the sun?

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