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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 1, 2018

 

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Lack Of Oxygen

Have you ever been in a crowded elevator and gotten anxious about having enough air to breathe if the elevator got stuck?

January 1, 2018

 

salmon swimming in the river

Salmon Have An Internal Compass

Scientists discovered that salmon use "geomagnetic imprinting" to find their way home.

December 15, 2017

 

packaged fish

Why Fish Smells More than Meat

The extent to which you hate the smell of fish is, in part, culturally determined.

December 6, 2017

 

Brazil Sports Fan

My Best Friends Won The Super Bowl!

Recent studies show for people who are truly fans, their brains consider their fandom as a relationship akin to a friendship.

November 9, 2017

 

bear in water scratching head

How Do Bears Scratch An Itch?

Got an itch? You should take a lesson from bears!

July 19, 2017

 

light lines created by a flashlight

Light Takes Time

Learn how Roemer learned that light does take time to travel.

July 10, 2017

 

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Bird Song Genes, FoxP2, And Reelin

Scientists studying zebra finch brains have identified about 2000 vocalization genes in a brain region known as Area X.

June 30, 2017

 

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What’s The Best Way To Help Kids Lose Weight?

According to a recent study, there's only one proven way to motivate kids to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

June 28, 2017

 

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Bog Bodies

How do peat bogs keep human bodies preserved for thousands of years?

June 23, 2017

 

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Pollution And Synthetic Estrogen

Pollution containing synthetic estrogen can have a negative impact on animals and people.

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