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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 16, 2018

 

A Cottonwood, A Beaver, And A Beetle

Where most insects fear to tread, a brave beetle feasts on beaver-ravaged cottonwood trees.

April 11, 2018

 

People Are Endothermic, Snakes Are Ectothermic

Snakes regulate their body temperature using their environment, humans regulate their body temperature internally.

April 4, 2018

 

Don’t Touch That Fawn

Trying to help a wild baby animal that you find is more likely to harm it than help it.

March 28, 2018

 

Why Do Cats Shed All Year?

Shedding in cats is influenced by everything from genetics to nutrition to environmental temperature to sunlight exposure.

March 22, 2018

 

Can Lightning Strike You In The Shower?

When it comes to thunderstorms, you may not be as safe as you think.

March 20, 2018

 

Can a Theory Evolve into a Law?

We explain the difference between a scientific law and a scientific theory.

March 16, 2018

 

Do Artificial Sweeteners Like Aspartame Have Calories?

We explain the difference in caloric value between sugar and some artificial sweeteners like aspartame.

March 12, 2018

 

Utetheisa ornatrix, also known as a rattlebox moth, bella moth, or an ornate moth.

Safe Sex for Moths

Certain species of male moths use toxins to protect themselves during sex.

March 9, 2018

 

From the source: Dwarf mistletoe growing on a coastal lodgepole pine tree

Dwarf Mistletoe

Dwarf mistletoe is one of the most destructive parasites in North American forests.

February 22, 2018

 

A recent study used Korean babies and American babies to study the differences between how language influences perception.

What Came First, Language or Perception?

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

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