Joey Giangrosso

60 Flips | 1 Magazine | 182 Likes | 41 Following | 25 Followers | @JoeyGiangrosso | I am a proud Sicilian American and a very, very eclectic person. Somewhat quiet and shy. But I do come out and play when I want to!

Europe's first underwater sculpture museum – in pictures

Artist Jason deCaires Taylor’s Museo Atlantico, off Lanzarote, is peopled with concrete casts of refugees and people taking selfies


Paul Meulman

Methane release from melting permafrost could trigger dangerous global warming | John Abraham

A policy briefing from the Woods Hole Research Center concludes that the IPCC doesn’t adequately account for a methane warming feedback<p>While most attention has been given to carbon dioxide, it isn’t the only greenhouse gas that scientists are worried about. Carbon dioxide is the most important …

Sea level rise will swallow Miami, New Orleans: study

But making extreme carbon cuts and moving to renewable energy could save millions of people living in iconic coastal areas of the United States, said the findings in the October 12 edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a peer-reviewed US journal.<p>Scientists have already …

The 3 Things That Helped Me Finally Stick With Meditation

Here are three key ideas that helped me develop a regular practice and unlock the benefits I had been touting for so long.<p><b>By Marianne Hayes</b><p>Over the last few years, I've read a hundred different reasons why I should adopt a regular meditation practice.<p>It's the best way to harness the power of the …


The Senate's experiment with cannabis

Hardliners on Judiciary open up to research on medical pot<p>Obamacare. Gay weddings. Now pot?<p>As progressives celebrate a couple of big wins in Washington – the Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act and legalizing same-sex marriage – another issue has remained firmly stuck at the national …

Obama Administration

5 Tools to Help You Start Your Home Meditation Practice

Buddhaimonia.Meditation changed my life in ways that I can describe in detail and other ways in which I have no words for. But more than something …

Inside Palmyra, the Ancient City ISIS Just Sacked

Palmyra holds a dual significance to Syrians as being home to some of the world’s most celebrated ruins and one of the Assad regime’s most feared …

Middle East

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

Five new albums to try this week: Alabama Shakes, Jlin and more

Music,Culture,Pop and rock,Alabama Shakes,Indie,Rap,Hip-hop,Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All,Electronic music,Dance music<p>From Tyler, the Creator’s latest experimental rap outing to Speedy Ortiz’s 90s-inspired alt-rock, stream five albums out this week. What will you be listening to?<p><b>Why you should</b> …


Earth Day in Photos

Al Gore

Paul Meulman

Polynomial -C

Polynomial -C

10 Supposedly Irish Things That Aren't Remotely Irish

To celebrate St. Patrick's Day, millions will be embracing all things Irish. Wait, make that faux Irish—because many St. Patrick's "traditions" have …

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

See How 50,000 Species Evolved With This Beautiful, Swirling Timeline

That at least is how it appears in a new evolutionary timeline. It’s based on research that documents the development of more than 50,000 species, …

Pictures of the Week 3.12.15


Why painful memories linger with us

If we didn’t forget pain, women would never go through childbirth twice – or so says the myth. But the truth is that agonising memories don’t always diminish.<p>If you visit someone with a newborn baby, their description of the pain of childbirth often includes the phrase “never again”. One friend …


International Women's Day in Pictures

Inside the Psychedelic Mind of Björk: A Retrospective at MoMA

In a mesmerizing video from 1988, Björk, the Icelandic musician and diminutive sprite, dismantles a clunky television and sensuously declares its …


4-Star Planets, Oceans On Mars, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

A defiant Alabama regains ground against gay marriage

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's stand against same-sex marriage regained ground Wednesday after the state's highest court ruled that its ban …

Alabama Just Seceded From the Union Again