Matthew Green produces and edits The Lowdown, KQED’s multimedia news education blog, an online resource for educators and the general public. He previously taught journalism at Fremont High School in East Oakland, and has written for numerous local publications, including the Oakland Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle. Email: email@example.com; Twitter: @KQEDlowdown
San Francisco’s about to get a lot more crowded. Roughly a million visitors are expected to flood into the Bay Area for Super Bowl week, which start on Monday in advance of the big game in Santa Clara on February 7.
Although Monday is officially recognized as Martin Luther King Day, today is the civil rights leader’s actual birthday. Born in Atlanta on January 15, 1929, King would have turned 87 today. Take this quiz to see how much you actually know about the man and the movement he helped lead. (article continues below quiz)
Select a car from the bunch, click “Hit the Brakes” to slow it down and watch the traffic wave form. The red bars show deceleration levels (braking) and the green, acceleration (speeding up). Mouse over any car to see its velocity and acceleration at any given point during the wave (assuming all the cars are … Continue reading What Are Traffic Waves and Why Do They Happen So Much? →
Representatives of 195 nations agreed on Saturday to a landmark climate deal requiring each nation to significantly lower its greenhouse gas emissions as part of an urgent international effort to stave off the worst consequences of climate change.
Regardless of where you stand on the question of admitting Syrian refugees into the United States, there is a certain undeniable irony in watching this heated political debate unfold during Thanksgiving, a national holiday centered around (symbolically, at least) concepts of gratitude, benevolence and coexistence.
The terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday (Nov. 13), that left 129 people dead and hundreds more injured, were the latest in a string of high profile violent incidents against civilians thought to be perpetrated by members of the Islamic State.