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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

July 27, 2016


1922 US Army airship

A Science Joke: Hydrogen

Why is it that you can't put down hydrogen gas? Find out on this Moment of Science.

July 26, 2016


picture of woman with oxygen mask on

Can Oxygen Be Toxic?

Can oxygen sometimes be toxic? Find out on today's Moment of Science.

July 22, 2016


rats huddling

How Humans Are Like Rats

Anyone ever call you a dirty rat? Well maybe they weren't that far off.

July 20, 2016


Woman rubbing her eyes

The Amazing Flash Illusion

If you've ever rubbed your eyes and seen faint sparkles of light, you have demonstrated a surprising fact of sensory physiology.

July 12, 2016


Snake slithering across a road

Why Are There So Many Dead Snakes in the Road?

Ever wonder why there are so many dead snakes in the road? Find out on this Moment of Science.

July 8, 2016


oven thermometer

Charming Fahrenheit

Fahreinheit is based on Earth's range of temperatures where the median falls at zero degrees.

July 7, 2016



Ocean Storage of CO2 Increasing

The ocean is increasingly absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere, raising the water's acidity and endangering sea life.

July 6, 2016


kittens nursing

Cats Who Flex

Cats learned the pawing motion sometimes called "making biscuits" as kittens trying to nurse.

July 5, 2016


image of a kidney cell with diabetic nephropathy

The Artificial Pancreas

Scientists have developed an artificial pancreas that lets diabetics control insulin levels with their smartphone.

July 4, 2016


vintage photo of identical twins

Meet My Evil Twin

Identical twins aren't a supernatural wonder, though they are a rare breed.

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