Will The Recession Kill The Decisive Moment?

If the fine art photography scene is experiencing a rough market, the situation for photojournalists is certainly not far behind. Seems strange at a time when so many ground-breaking stories need shooting.

Though assignments are reckoned to be down 75 percent, we found at least three photojournalists who are still working and, presumably, being paid.

Noor Agency photographer Kadir Van Lohuizen turned his lens to the greatest urban flight of the recession occuring now in China. The country's powerhouse economy has slowed so dramatically millions of factory workers have returned to the interior peasant lands.

As Wall Street unraveled, Jeff Hutchens got access to the NYSE and captured the mood in finance. Some bowed head here.

But the photojournalism world hasn't all gone gloom and doom. Photographer Anna Skladmann put her lens to the sons and daughters of Russian oligarchs who are thankfully still prancing about their mother country in imperial comfort.

'Upstreamism': Your zip code affects your health as much as genetics

Upstreamism advocate Rishi Manchanda calls us to understand health not as a "personal responsibility" but a "common good."

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  • Upstreamism tasks health care professionals to combat unhealthy social and cultural influences that exist outside — or upstream — of medical facilities.
  • Patients from low-income neighborhoods are most at risk of negative health impacts.
  • Thankfully, health care professionals are not alone. Upstreamism is increasingly part of our cultural consciousness.
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Cornell engineers create artificial material with 3 key traits of life

An innovation may lead to lifelike self-reproducing and evolving machines.

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  • Scientists at Cornell University devise a material with 3 key traits of life.
  • The goal for the researchers is not to create life but lifelike machines.
  • The researchers were able to program metabolism into the material's DNA.
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After death, you’re aware that you’ve died, say scientists

Some evidence attributes a certain neurological phenomenon to a near death experience.

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Time of death is considered when a person has gone into cardiac arrest. This is the cessation of the electrical impulse that drive the heartbeat. As a result, the heart locks up. The moment the heart stops is considered time of death. But does death overtake our mind immediately afterward or does it slowly creep in?

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  • A huge segment of America's population — the Baby Boom generation — is aging and will live longer than any American generation in history.
  • The story we read about in the news? Their drain on social services like Social Security and Medicare.
  • But increased longevity is a cause for celebration, says Ashton Applewhite, not doom and gloom.