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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 9, 2015

 

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The Heat is On for Painted Turtles

Temperature determines the sex of painted turtle hatchlings, and climate change is tipping the balance to an all-female future.

April 8, 2015

 

acne-riddled skin covered up with makeup

Acne-Fighting Bacteria

Get tough on acne and fight bacteria with bacteria.

April 7, 2015

 

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Back To Basics 

Baking soda clears the air of bad odors by chemically neutralizing them.

April 6, 2015

 

alligator partly underwater

Face the Gator 

Despite their tough exterior, gators are extremely touchy.

April 3, 2015

 

X-ray of chest and shoulder

Broken Bones

Osteoclasts are the demolition crew of your body's bones, repairing and fusing fractures and breaks immediately.

April 2, 2015

 

ventillator

One-Way Breathing: Not Just For Birds Anymore

Birds and many reptiles evolved a specialized way of breathing—one-way air flow.

April 1, 2015

 

blood cells pulsing in artery

The Parts of Metabolism

Anabolism builds tissues; catabolism breaks them down.

April 1, 2015

 

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A New Number

Mathematicians discover a new number amidst a range of values that are too high to count.

March 31, 2015

 

dog sneezing

Global Sneezing

Grab a hanky! Global warming is causing a huge uptick in pollen counts.

March 30, 2015

 

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Link Between Memory and Sugar

Blood sugar levels can impair brain health and memory formation.

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