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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

February 22, 2018


A baby clapping

What Came First, Language or Perception?

One theory scientists have is that the languages you speak affect how you perceive the world.

February 19, 2018


a woman sleeping. The photo has been put through a sepia filter.

Sleep Deprivation

Getting six hour of sleep or less can have a significant impact on your health.

February 15, 2018


three astronauts waiting to go into space

Zero Gravity, Does It Exist?

Is there such a thing as zero gravity?

February 7, 2018


elephant family on the move

Older Means Wiser for Elephants

Elephant matriarchs pinpoint predators by ear.

February 5, 2018


scrub jay transporting a peanut in its beak

Suspicious Birds

Scrub jays regularly steal each others' food and treat each other with suspicion as a result.

January 25, 2018


a mausoleum

Can the Dead Move?

Even after death, people's fingers can still twitch.

January 22, 2018


2 seahorse touching in an aquarium

Seahorse Dreams        

Small seahorse and large seahorse pairs are more successful at reproducing than mid-sized seahorses.

January 16, 2018


A red chili pepper in the middle of a white plate

Another Good Reason To Go For Thai Food

Onion, garlic, oregano and allspice alone all kill or inhibit up to twenty-nine different kinds of food-borne bacteria.

January 15, 2018


Grass in the daylight

Why Mowing the Lawn Doesn’t Kill the Grass

Walking or driving on grass does more damage than cutting it.

January 11, 2018


frog on tree branch

Frogs Are Better Than Princes

Frogs are much more complicated and interesting than they can appear.

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