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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

October 16, 2015


Great Tit bird

Chirp It Up

The "Great Tit" songbird will not be upstaged; in the face of loud traffic, the bird belts it out even higher.

October 15, 2015


contact lens

Contact Lenses and Eye Infections

Wearing contact lens dramatically alters the microbiome of the eyeball.

October 14, 2015


stripped electronics

The Paper Computer Chip 

Researchers are engineering sustainable and biodegradable computer chips.

October 13, 2015


brass bowl

Medieval Brew Kills MRSA

Medieval brew proves effective at killing antibiotic-resistant strain of bacteria.

October 12, 2015



Head Transplants: Coming Soon?

Doctor who aims to perform head transplant by 2017 is in over his head.

October 9, 2015


man crawling at Muddy Volcanoes (looking very thirsty)


Dehydration can be deadly; the amount of water you need to stay healthy depends on a variety of factors.

October 8, 2015


dung beetle in black in white

The Eye of the Dung Beetle

Dung beetles use moonlight's polarization to guide its dung hunts.

October 7, 2015


meter ruler

Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité…and the Metric System?

French scientists originally determined the length of a meter by measuring the distance between the North Pole and the equator and dividing it by ten million.

October 5, 2015


polar bear in wild

Born to Roam 

Polar bears can't bear to be locked up in zoos because it's in their nature to roam long distances.

October 2, 2015


cycling class

Multi-tasking and Exercise

Exercising while doing certain cognitive tasks can actually improve performance.

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