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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

January 16, 2019

 

Lassen Volcanic National Park May Hold Answers To Evolution

The discovery of a strange virus living in a hot, acidic lake may hold the answer to the evolution of DNA as today's most common genetic molecule.

January 14, 2019

 

Are All Antioxidants The Same?

I've heard a lot about how antioxidants can help prevent disease. Does that mean that I should eat as much antioxidant rich foods as possible?

January 8, 2019

 

Ice Age Plant Survives To Modern Day

An arctic plant of the late Pleistocene age, over thirty one thousand years old, is growing again after a long frozen sleep.

January 2, 2019

 

Cilantro: Love It Or Hate It?

According to scientists working at the Monell Chemical Senses Center, the smell of cilantro usually produces a "love it" or "hate it" response.

December 19, 2018

 

How Long‑Necked Dinosaurs Drank

Long-necked creatures like giraffes have special hearts, arteries and vessels to keep healthy blood flow to and from the brain, despite their long journey.

December 12, 2018

 

Dragonflies And The Predicting Brain 

Dragonflies have a 95 percent success rate when it comes to hunting their next meal.

December 3, 2018

 

Discovered on Facebook: The Magnificent Sundew

Nature photos uploaded to Facebook lead to the discovery of a new plant species.

November 29, 2018

 

Losing Your Tail And Saving Your Genes 

When their butts are on the line, scorpions sacrifice the holiest of holies in order to survive.

November 20, 2018

 

Superb Fairy-wrens Learn To Eavesdrop

Superb Fairy-wrens can understand the alarm calls of other bird species.

November 16, 2018

 

Ghost In The Lab

Scientists trick the brain into attributing signals from its own body to an invisible "ghostly" presence.

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