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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

November 17, 2016

 

Blue vein in wrist

True Blue Inside of You?

Did you ever hear that blood is actually blue inside your body, but turns red instantly on contact with air? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

November 15, 2016

 

Haven't We Met?

Haven’t We Met?

If you suffered from the neurological disorder called "facial agnosia," you might not recognize the faces of close friends and family. How could this happen?

November 10, 2016

 

Gasoline spilled on concrete. The spilled gasoline is iridescent, so it looks like a smashed up rainbow.

Some Fuel For Thought

What is the difference between gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel?

November 8, 2016

 

X-ray of a full set of teeth.

Evolution In Your Mouth

Humans may be evolving toward having less than thirty-two teeth.

November 3, 2016

 

leafcutter ant crawling next to a leaf

The First Farmers

Farming has been a useful tool for a long long time, and not just for humans!

November 1, 2016

 

On the left is an illustration of a one-humped Arabian Camel, on the the right is an illustration of a two humped Bactrian Camel.

Camels

A camel draws on a whole range of adaptations so that it can travel hundreds of miles, over several days, without stopping to drink.

October 28, 2016

 

A person holds an old-fashioned wireless phone that is beige in color with white buttons. The background is red and white gingham.

Forry, Wrong Number

When you're on the phone do you hear sorry as forry? Feelings as ceilings?

October 27, 2016

 

a collection of bananas, some with brown spots

When Good Bananas Go Bad

Have you ever wonder why bananas seem to go bad so quickly?

October 25, 2016

 

A close-up of a tablespoon of butter melting in a pan.

What’s In Saturated Fats?

We use the phrase "saturated fat" a lot, but what does it really mean?

October 21, 2016

 

a tuxedo kitten and a tabby kitten with an all-white belly and paws gaze out an open window. The tabby kitten is in a position where it looks like it is looking at the world below.

Humpty Dumpty Wasn’t A Cat

You may have seen a cat fall from a tree or high rooftop. Ever wonder how felines can survive such great falls?

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