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Today β€” October 20th 2018Your RSS feeds

Saturday Night Bikes

By NORMAN MAYERSOHN and JOHNNY MILANO

Meadowlands Racetrack is usually home to thoroughbreds or harness racers. But on a recent Saturday, a different kind of horsepower was on display.

Hey, Facebook, Don’t Make Journalists Do Your Work

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

Social platforms have a responsibility to address misinformation as a systemic problem, instead of reacting to case after case.

Does Brahms’s Obsession With Rhythmic Instability Explain His Music’s Magic?

By CORINNA da FONSECA-WOLLHEIM

Polyrhythms run through his music like a compulsive streak. They’re what give his works tension and majesty.

Disinformation Spreads on WhatsApp Ahead of Brazilian Election

By MIKE ISAAC and KEVIN ROOSE

Facebook, which owns WhatsApp, is trying to prove it can curb the spread of false news. But the app’s design makes it difficult.

Yesterday β€” October 19th 2018Your RSS feeds

In Liberal San Francisco, Tech Leaders Brawl Over Tax Proposal to Aid Homeless

By KATE CONGER

Jack Dorsey of Twitter and Marc Benioff of Salesforce, among others, are sparring over a Nov. 6 ballot initiative that would impose new corporate taxes.

Instagram Offers Visual Allure, and the Travel Industry Wants In

By ELAINE GLUSAC

Some hotels will do anything to attract the Instagram crowd, and that might include putting a 10-pound doughnut on the room-service menu.

β€˜Corrupt Chris’ and β€˜Two-Faced Tammy’: Candidates Try Their Best Trump Impressions

By KEVIN ROOSE

Candidates have learned what Mr. Trump and his digital campaign gurus figured out in 2016: visceral anger travels further than inspirational messages.

Quaker Bets Oat Milk Is More Than Just a Passing Fad

By JULIE CRESWELL

Quaker Oats, a unit of PepsiCo, will enter the fast-growing market for plant-based milk alternatives with a version based on the grain that made it famous.

Bits: The Week in Tech: Executives Pull Out of Saudi Conference

By CECILIA KANG

Saudi Arabia’s investments in tech put some companies in a tough spot after evidence emerged that Saudi agents may have killed a dissident writer.

Operators in Fatal Duck Boat Accident Say They Owe Families Nothing, Citing Obscure 1851 Law

By MATTHEW HAAG

The companies are trying to use an old maritime law to limit their liability. A survivor of the accident, which killed 17 in Branson, Mo., said it was insulting.

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Amazon HQ2 Watch: Northern Virginia Checks the Most Boxes

By KAREN WEISE

Amazon won’t say a word about where it plans to put its much-hyped second headquarters. But there is a growing consensus that it will go across the river from Washington.

Among Amazon HQ2 Watchers, Northern Virginia Checks the Most Boxes

By KAREN WEISE

Amazon won’t say a word about where it plans to put its much-hyped second headquarters. But there is a growing consensus that it will go across the river from Washington.

Matter: Researchers Explore a Cancer Paradox

By CARL ZIMMER

Healthy cells carry a surprising number of cancer-linked mutations, but they don’t turn into tumors. What’s holding them back?

Matter: Researchers Explore a Cancer Paradox

By CARL ZIMMER

Healthy cells carry a surprising number of cancer-linked mutations, but they don’t turn into tumors. What’s holding them back?

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