Millions of readers can’t be wrong, so if you’re wondering what should be on your media diet, here’s a compilation of the most shared longform features that were published this week, from the web’s leading publishing outlets.
1. The Invisible Woman
Published by pitchfork.com on 2015-01-22 at 20:30:03
A conversation with Björk about Vulnicura, her new—and confessional—album about her recent break-up with Matthew Barney. 85439 | 51 | 54817 | 75 | 47 | 28
2. U.S. Research Lab Lets Livestock Suffer in Quest for Profit
Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-20 at 20:30:10
“Easy care” sheep, crushed piglets, and starving calves. These are the products of a remote research center where scientists are trying to re-engineer the farm animal to fit the needs of the 21st-century meat industry. 69 | 41007 | 2 | 192 | 199
3. Can the U.S. Ever Fix Its Messed-Up Maternity Leave System?
Published by www.businessweek.com on 2015-01-24 at 20:00:24
The U.S. is one of only two countries that don’t guarantee paid maternity leave. As a result, women across the country are rushing back to work after C-sections and losing their positions in order to take care of newborns. 4478 | 4 | 31016 | 36 | 779 | 161
4. Revealing The Trauma Of War
Published by National Georgraphic on 2015-01-16 at 23:15:09
Brain injuries caused by blast events change soldiers in ways many can’t articulate. Some use art therapy, creating painted masks to express how they feel. # 2693 | 83 | 28118 | 70 | 174 | 52
5. "Food Is a Death Sentence to These Kids"
Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-22 at 01:30:22
People with Prader-Willi syndrome, caused by a genetic defect, always feel as though they’re starving. How can you condition them to control their appetites when temptation is everywhere? 1 | 12076 | 11
6. Why Can’t The World’s Greatest Minds Solve The Mystery Of Consciousness?
Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-22 at 00:29:30
Philosophers and scientists have been at war for decades over the question of what makes human beings more than complex robots. # 755 | 689 | 10080 | 69 | 414 | 1
7. What A Crowdsourced Message Sent Into Space Will Say About Us
Published by Aeon on 2015-01-17 at 06:59:48
Our latest message to ET could be full of LOLcats and celebs. We should try to do better, or keep quiet altogether. # 211 | 6 | 356 | 11115 | 21 | 1
8. The Hunting of Billie Holiday
Published by www.politico.com on 2015-01-21 at 01:30:24
How the singer became the target of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics' early, racially-motivated war on drugs. Excerpted from Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs. 364 | 85 | 9686 | 57 | 34 | 13
9. The Digital Arms Race: NSA Preps America for Future Battle
Published by www.spiegel.de on 2015-01-21 at 17:00:28
Documents from Edward Snowden show that the intelligence agency is arming America for future digital wars—a struggle for control of the Internet that is already well underway. 1551 | 1725 | 3587 | 87 | 373 | 61
10. After The Paris Attacks: It’s Time For A New Enlightenment
Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-21 at 06:59:10
We must move past the tired debate that pits the modern west against its backward other and recover the Enlightenment ideal of rigorous self-criticism. # 822 | 4275 | 92 | 18 | 1
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