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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

March 18, 2016

 

Earth's atmosphere

Cleaning up the Ozone Layer 

Chlorofluorocarbons are destroying the ozone layer, but propane, which bonds to them, could be used to remove them from the atmosphere.

March 17, 2016

 

quilt

Making New Ozone

We can manufacture ozone molecules from oxygen, but not enough to patch up the ozone layer.

March 16, 2016

 

white heron surrounded by plastic debris

Plastic-Eating Seabirds

Seabirds are consuming plastic waste that they fish out of the water.

March 15, 2016

 

superglue

Glue and Superglue

Cyanoacrylate is the chemical that gives superglue its sticking power.

March 14, 2016

 

abstract image with rippling water scheme

Zap Into Lucid Dreaming 

Scientists discover how to induce lucid dreaming, a state wherein people are concious of being in a dream.

March 11, 2016

 

scaly reptile skin

Bunostegos: Upright on All Fours

What prehistoric reptile had a knobby head, body armor, and walked on all fours like a cow?

March 10, 2016

 

yellow jacket

Carnivorous Bees

Some bee and wasp species have developed a killer instinct.

March 9, 2016

 

pattern of dotted rings

Bacterial Clouds

Everyone contributes something unique to the world, at least when it comes to bacteria.

March 8, 2016

 

CONFIRM spelled in scrabble letters

Confirmation Bias

Time and time again, people try to confirm rather than disconfirm given facts, even when the latter provides more useful information.

March 7, 2016

 

cloud in the shape of a deer with antlers

Pareidolia

From the man in the moon to the Virgin Mary's face on a cinnamon roll, humans have a tendency to see things that aren't there.

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