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. What’s Killing Comedy. What’s Saving America
     Published by www.vulture.com on 2014-12-01 at 18:26:17

Chris Rock on Cosby, Ferguson, and what “racial progress” really means. #

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2. A Rape on Campus
     Published by Rolling Stone on 2014-12-06 at 00:00:00

A brutal assault and the struggle for justice at the University of Virginia. 

Note 12/5/14: Rolling Stone has stated that they now doubt details of the facts reported in "A Rape on Campus." 
 More information is available in T. Rees Shapiro's "U...

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3. There Is No Language Instinct
     Published by Aeon on 2014-12-05 at 02:32:20

For decades, the idea of a language instinct has dominated linguistics. It is simple, powerful and completely wrong. #

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4. The Astonishing Rise Of Angela Merkel
     Published by The New Yorker on 2014-11-26 at 05:01:23

How she became the world’s most powerful woman. #

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5. The Golden Quarter
     Published by Aeon on 2014-12-04 at 03:30:04

Why the boom in scientific progress stalled.

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6. Everyone Is Altered
     Published by Mashable on 2014-12-02 at 11:30:41

The secret Hollywood procedure that has fooled us for years #

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7. Why Is The Syrian Regime And ISIS Both Trying To Kill Raed Fares?
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-05 at 13:56:45

Fares wasn’t sure whether he thought Assad or ISIS was worse. That was complicated: Each wanted Fares dead. Although Fares feared the immediate threat of ISIS (the group was still trying to kill him), for him the first enemy of the Syrian people remaine...

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8. My Great-Great-Aunt Discovered Francium. And It Killed Her.
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-05 at 18:30:03

75 years ago, Marguerite Perey unearthed an element while working as a technician in Marie Curie’s lab. Her achievement came at a great cost.

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9. Our Savior, The Supervillain
     Published by www.popsci.com on 2014-11-25 at 04:20:41

How Elon Musk’s terror of extinction serves the human race. #

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10. When G.M. Was Google
     Published by The New Yorker on 2014-12-02 at 09:45:46

The art of the corporate devotional. #

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