Ryan Duffy

12 Flips | 1 Magazine | 4 Following | @RyanDuffy4d36 | Keep up with Ryan Duffy on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Ryan Duffy”

How to use the robot AI that is becoming the bane of telemarketers

Instead of just hanging up every time “Sharon, your local Google specialist” calls, one person decided to create an artificial intelligence that is …

Morphine for back pain tied to rapid changes in brain

(Reuters Health) - Patients who take morphine pills for lower back pain may experience changes in the volume of the brain’s gray matter in as little as a month, a small study suggests.<p>In the 30-day experiment, researchers gave 11 patients daily morphine pills and 10 people placebos and then took …

Morphine

All the science fiction books you’ll want to binge read over the holidays

Six new novels and four classics that will make your imagination explode.<p>The winter holidays are looming, and many of you will soon be spending time …

How To Turn Your Old Smartphone Into A Smart Mirror

A reflective dashboard for your morning routine<p>Ditch your Post-it notes for reminders built right into a mirror. Software engineer Hannah Mittelstaedt programmed an old Android tablet to show time, weather, and other information in bright letters on a dark background. Place the device behind a …

The 10 Best and 10 Worst Science Fiction And Fantasy Movies of 2015

First, the good news: 2015 was a fantastic year at the movies. There were great original stories, sequels done right, adaptations that match their …

WaPo Accused of Using ‘Deliberately Misleading Headline’ on Gun Deaths — Here’s the Evidence

The headline of a recent Washington Post story reads, “How gun deaths became as common as traffic deaths.”<p>Many readers might assume that means gun deaths have skyrocketed in recent years, but the data included in the Post’s own story tell a different story.<p>It is true that gun deaths and motor …

Guns

New Year's Eve is your only chance to catch this beautiful comet in your lifetime — here's how to spot it

The visitor is the comet C/2013 US10 (Catalina); most people are just calling it Comet Catalina (the official name has a bit more complicated nomenclature). There are a couple of <i>very</i> cool things about this comet you should know about, but before I get to that part let me tell you how to see …

Schools Banned In Russia Now Under Fire In Two U.S. Cities

They were banned in parts of Russia, and now they are under careful scrutiny in two American cities.<p>Charter schools created by or funded by businesses associated with the Gulen Movement are under investigation in Chicago and Anaheim. The Anaheim public school system announced Dec. 18 that it would …

Planned Parenthood Shooting Suspect Robert Lewis Dear To Appear In Court Monday

The man arrested after a deadly attack and standoff at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs Friday is Robert Lewis Dear, 57, officials confirm. Police gave an honor guard to an officer who died in the attack.<p><b>Update at 3 p.m. ET: Few Details Revealed At News Event</b><p>Praising the police …

The greatest trick the satanists ever pulled: They may be truer to the words of Jesus than most Christians

<b>(AP/The Satanic Temple)</b><p>The church is vital not just for its dogged pursuit of religious equanimity but how it exposes Christian hypocrisy<p>Valerie Tarico<p>November 28, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>For those who think Christianity a fount of goodness and love, one of …

Man 3D-Prints Working Revolver With His Name On It

Our cyberpunk western future<p>Cyberspace isn’t the Wild West, but if anything gets close, it’s 3D-printed guns. The weapons, made at home by people with both a desire for a firearm and access to a printing machine, are themselves untraceable, circumventing most gun regulations by being made at home. …