Reading While Eating for September 14: College Kids and Space

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Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates his victory against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during the men's final at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, September 13, 2010.

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Today’s link roundup scares you, enrages you and then warms your heart.

Campus Crime: Shipping yourself or your kids off to college? The Daily Beast has a massive list of the safest and most dangerous schools, just in time to get you worried. (Daily Beast)

Islam Insider: After visiting more than 100 mosques in the United States, Akbar Ahmed and a team of researchers found that American Islam is culturally diverse, which brings both positive enrichment and difficult division. (Foreign Policy)

Scary Statistic: Since 1976, more than 40 people have given confessions to crimes that were proven false with DNA evidence. Many of those who gave false confessions reported being pressured by police. (New York Times)

Race on Film: Salon deconstructs the harmful movie cliche of the “magical negro,” the African-American character who does just the right thing to mentor the white protagonist. He’s in more movies than you think. (Salon)

Feel-Good Story: A soldier returns from Afghanistan and attempts to break into his house to surprise his family. Cops are called — and they help him with the ruse. (Pantagraph, via Reddit)

It Takes Two: What makes a successful partnership work? In a new series, Slate takes a look at achievement through the lens of collaboration. (Slate)

Elsewhere on Check out photos from the inner workings of the U.S. space program.

Must See: Suzanne Cleary and Peter Harding choreograph an Irish dance routine — only using their hands. (via Urlesque)