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A Thank You To NPR’s Science Commentary Readers

For 6 1/2 years, Barbara J. King has written commentaries for NPR on everything from animals and anthropology to gender and higher education. Here, she offers up some of her favorite pieces.

Multicast between VLANs

I've following scenario

Upper computer on VLAN 10 is sending some multicast messages and lower computer on VLAN 10 sends IGMP join periodically.

Lets say MC address is

Now, computer on VLAN 20 is sending IGMP j...

From The Big Bang To This Commentary

In 13.7, we aimed to present the passion, the drama, the social and intellectual relevance of science as one of the deepest expressions of engagement with the unknown, says physicist Marcelo Gleiser.

EPA’s IRIS Program Has Made Substantial Progress, Says New Report

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) program has made “substantial progress” in implementing recommendations outlined in past reports by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine...

Giving Notice: Reflections On Capturing The Light

For years, 13.7 has brought opinions on science and culture to NPR's online readers. Commentator Tania Lombrozo reflects on her time writing for the blog, and on the science and culture of writing.