Just the good stuff

The best bits from around the web –

The lessons of Baltimore.
The worst public schools do one thing very well – they teach poor black kids how to stay in the American underclass.

The future of loneliness.
David Brooks: ‘I’m paid to be a narcissistic blowhard’.
The Psychology of Inevitable Earthquakes.COMMUNICATION
The Meme as Meme: Why do things go viral, and should we care?
Orson Welles and History’s First Viral-Media Event.
Mary Norris muses on a lifetime of literary vigilance in between you and me.
Where the Wild Things Really Are: Maurice Sendak Illustrates the Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm.

Parkinson’s diagnosis by typing on a keyboard: Could programs that monitor our keystrokes detect diseases such as Parkinson’s years before doctors?
In research which saw 20 Americans switching diets with 20 South Africans living in rural Kwazulu, scientists saw dramatic effects on bowel cancer risk indicators after just two weeks.
Microsoft’s Plan to Convert All Our Gadgets to Windows.
Jean Nidetch dead: Weight Watchers founder dies aged 91.
Reading the Game: the greatest sports stars often seem less hurried than the rest. But what does this mean exactly? Ed Smith stops the clock to find the answer.