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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 15, 2015

 

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Why Aliens Won’t Eat Us

If they exist, aliens give short shrift to humans as a food source.

June 12, 2015

 

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NASA’s Gecko Grippers

NASA has designed a new grappling tool based on geckos' foot grips.

June 11, 2015

 

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Mind Reading 

Like consciousness, could telepathic abilities be developed throughout the course of human evolution?

June 10, 2015

 

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Is Glass Solid?        

Scientists search for solid evidence to answer whether glass is a solid or liquid.

June 9, 2015

 

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No Laughing Matter

Nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, is reaching dangerously high levels in the atmosphere due to global warming.

June 8, 2015

 

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Butterfly Wings

Wings elevate butterflies from creepy, crawly status to majestic heights.

June 5, 2015

 

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A Brief History of Eyeglasses  

Though often taken for granted today, eyeglasses were an amazing scientific breakthrough.

June 4, 2015

 

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Sun Burn through a Window?   

Slather on sunscreen before you hit the road: Cars don't protect against harmful UV rays.

June 3, 2015

 

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Frisky Groundhogs  

Groundhogs aren't looking for their shadow—they're looking for a mate.

June 2, 2015

 

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Deciphering Seals   

Seals eavesdrop on killer whales to distinguish the harmless fish-only eaters from the seal-eating kind.

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