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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

April 11, 2016

 

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Recollection or Reconstruction?

Though we often think of the brain as a storage device, memory isn't an act of recollection, it's a reconstruction of past events.

April 8, 2016

 

zebra in the wild

Ride ‘em Zebra?

Zebras look like horses with stripes, but there are key behavioral differences that keep them from being domesticated.

April 7, 2016

 

Mars rover

Mars Has Flowing Water

Mars has sprung a leak of free-flowing salt water.

April 6, 2016

 

pond slime

Brains and Slime

Brain cells and slime bacteria draw from the same molecular bag of tricks.

April 5, 2016

 

phytoplankton

The Antarctic-CO2 Connection

Temperatures directly correlate to CO2 levels In Antarctica, but not in the tropics or Northern Hemisphere. Here's why:

April 4, 2016

 

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Walking Neighborhoods

People who live in neighborhoods within walking distance of shops and stores have lower blood pressure.

April 1, 2016

 

octopus

You Gotta Have Hearts

Octopuses use three hearts to keep their bodies well circulated.

March 31, 2016

 

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Drinking and Smoking

Smoking and drinking make for quite the combo. Here's why:

March 30, 2016

 

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The Double Impact

Scientists discover that Earth was hit by two meteorites at the same time, ten miles apart.

March 29, 2016

 

lunar rings

Running Rings Around Us

Saturn's rings are made of the remnants of former moons that were destroyed in a collision.

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