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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 10, 2018

 

hot air balloon

Full of Hot Air?   

It's a gas! Air consists of nitrogen and oxygen and lots of empty space.

January 1, 2018

 

An elevator ride like this might make you feel understandably claustrophobic, but you don't have to worry about suffocation.

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

 

Swim, salmon, swim!

Salmon Have An Internal Compass

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

December 15, 2017

 

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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 and Chile played a football (soccer) game in Gothenburg, but this fan seemed to think he was a player.

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

 

Got an itch?

How Do Bears Scratch An Itch?

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

July 19, 2017

 

This image was created by taking a picture of a moving flashlight. It shows that light takes time to travel.

Light Takes Time

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

July 10, 2017

 

What is your favorite bird song?

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

 

Losing weight can be difficult - especially for children.

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

 

Gallagh Man at the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin

Bog Bodies

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

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