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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

August 13, 2018

 

The Case of the Flying Manhole Cover

Say you're walking down a city street, minding your own business, when you approach a manhole...

August 3, 2018

 

Batesian Mimicry

Let's discuss a phenomenon known as batesian mimicry and its contribution to the development of evolutionary theory.

July 24, 2018

 

Hurricane Damage That Lasts

We've all seen the devastation caused by hurricanes, whether on the news or first-hand. However there is even more damage that most people never hear about.

July 19, 2018

 

How Does Lifting Weights Increase Your Strength?

You probably know that the way to stronger muscles is a weight or resistance training program, but do you know how weight lifting increases strength?

July 18, 2018

 

Honeybees Use Heat To Fight Wasps

If honeybees in China were to become characters in a superhero comic book, they might be called Great Balls of Fire.

July 6, 2018

 

A Bug’s Gotta Have Heart

Do insects even have hearts? Sure they do, but their hearts are somewhat different from human hearts.

June 18, 2018

 

Porcupine Quills

Are porcupine quills poisonous? Well no, let's start with the basics...

June 14, 2018

 

Dry Skin

What's really happening to your skin when it's dry? How can we prevent this itchy, flaky and scaly skin?

June 13, 2018

 

Where Have All the Dead Birds Gone?

Besides after hearing a thud on your newly cleaned window, have you ever found a dead bird in your lawn? Why is it so unusual?

June 12, 2018

 

Vampiric Spiders

Did you know that some spiders, East African jumping spiders, that is, don't just have an appetite for meat, but for blood as well?

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