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The Explosive Legacy of Guy Fawkes, the Man Behind the Mask

History MagazineHistory Magazine<p>A popular symbol of protest today, Guy Fawkes was first the face of treason because of his role in the murderous Gunpowder Plot of 1605.<p>Tensions were high in England in late October 1605, when an English nobleman, Lord Monteagle, received a mysterious letter. Along …

Cornelia Parker named as official artist of 2017 general election

Turner-nominated RA member, who will produce work of art about election, is first woman to take on role created in 2001<p>Cornelia Parker, who once said of her art, “I resurrect things that have been killed off,” has been named the official artist for the 2017 general election, and is the first woman …

A Brazilian Thriller That Exposes the Sinister Side of Meritocracy

I don’t like to dwell on the relationship between the past eighty-something days of the new Trump Administration and the exponential rise in my TV consumption, but it would be disingenuous to deny that there’s a correlation. The impulse to retreat from reality, even when its absurdity increasingly …

A Dance for the Dead

I like to visit a Web site called Thoughts on the Dead, which I learned about from my colleague Nick Paumgarten. The writer of the site is unidentified, but he posts photographs of the Grateful Dead and writes satirical dialogues to accompany them. The exchanges he imagines sometimes seem so like …

SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit Launches In Amazon, Best Buy And Sears

New home automation system SmartThings home monitoring kit is now available from Amazon, Best Buy and Sears. The home monitoring kit’s hub and sensors were previously available to purchase individually on the SmartThings website. The whole kit is now available at the aforementioned retailers …

Tesla unveils autopilot system, but don't let go of the wheel

PALO ALTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Newer Tesla Motors (TSLA.O) Model S sedans will be able to steer and park themselves under certain conditions starting Thursday, the carmaker said, although Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk cautioned that drivers should keep holding the steering wheel.<p>The Tesla Model …

Apple Announces New ResearchKit Studies for Autism, Epilepsy and Melanoma

Apple today announced that researchers from Duke University, Johns Hopkins and Oregon Health & Science University are launching three new ResearchKit studies on autism, epilepsy and melanoma.<p>“We’re honored to work with world-class medical institutions and provide them with tools to better …