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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

October 16, 2018

 

Plants Listen To Their Relatives

Plants communicate with each other, but keep it close to home.

October 15, 2018

 

What Is A Butterwort?

This merciless carnivore traps, and then slowly saps the life out of its prey. And despite having a maximum length of 30 cm, it’s a prodigious killer.

October 12, 2018

 

Why Don’t Chimpanzees Get Cancer?

Why are diseases like cancer so common in humans but so rare in chimps?

October 10, 2018

 

Birds That Run On Water

Unlike other animals that can run and walk on water, these birds who can do it are much heavier.

October 9, 2018

 

Lodgepole Pine Trees Love Forest Fires

To humans, wildfires are often scary and dangerous. If you were a lodgepole pine cone, though, you would be eagerly awaiting the blazing heat of those flames!

October 8, 2018

 

How To Find A Tasty Tomato

Scientists have found another reason why modern tomatoes have little or no taste. It's in their genes.

October 4, 2018

 

Can Meditation Lessen The Impact Of Loneliness?

It's no surprise that being lonely can lead to depression and other health problems. But what else do researchers know?

October 3, 2018

 

Octopuses Are Smart

Octopuses have a complex genome that is nearly the size of the human genome.

September 21, 2018

 

Does The Shape Of A Beer Glass Actually Affect How You Drink?

Scientists studied how a glass’s shape might influence the rate at which someone consumes beer.

September 19, 2018

 

How You Envision Others Says A Lot About You In Real Life

Perhaps imagining someone else with the qualities you admire is one way to develop them in yourself.

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