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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

March 9, 2015

 

packaged fish

Why Fish Smells More than Meat

The reason fish smell bad is partly chemical, partly psychological.

March 6, 2015

 

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Rifts on the Moon

The man in the moon's face was actively formed by hot lava and other geological forces.

March 5, 2015

 

bats exiting cave

Bat Jammers

Bats can elicit sound frequencies that disrupt other bats' sonar signals.

March 4, 2015

 

banjo

Kissing Cousins

The claim that inbreeding causes genetic defects is greatly inflated due to social taboos against the practice.

March 3, 2015

 

campfire

Surface Crackle

Here's a life hack that every camper should know: kindling.

March 2, 2015

 

cutting board and brown bag lunch

How Many Calories Are In Your Lunch?

Are you counting calories? Here's how food scientists get their figures.

February 27, 2015

 

sunset in the Arctic

Arctic Sunlight Can Speed Up the Greenhouse Effect

Global warming has created a feedback loop, wherein Arctic sunlight converts thawing ice into more CO2.

February 26, 2015

 

sleepless man

Sleeping Alone

Lonely hearts club members get less deep sleep than their coupled counterparts.

February 25, 2015

 

photo of hand with mechanical parts

Cyborgs Are Real

Recent technological breakthroughs help prosthetics operate convincingly like the real thing.

February 24, 2015

 

mother and baby stare into each others' eyes

Infants Get Cues From Adult Eyes

Parents' line of vision is eye-catching to infants.

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