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: firstname.lastname@example.org; Twitter: @KQEDlowdown
It’s almost showtime in Iowa. Finally. After a seemingly endless barrage of political rallies, candidate debates and corn dog-scarfing photo-ops, the Hawkeye State is about to kick-start the 2016 presidential nominating process on Monday when it hosts the nation’s first statewide caucuses.
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? →