1. Claims about posture: J-shaped spine > S-shaped spine.
2. The medieval origins of modern science. (Via David D. Friedman.)
3. Philosophy of science issues at the "edge" of physics.
5. Charles Murray, appealing to David Hackett Fischer's "Albion's Seed" theory, argues that cultural diversity in the United States goes back to the very origin of the country, in which four culturally distinct groups of Britons settled in different parts of the British colonies in North America. Murray also argues that Americans should not fear cultural diversity today, in particular the diversity caused by immigration of Latinos.
6. Nevada's experiment with school choice. The program allows parents to use money for other education-related expenses in addition to school tuition (thus providing more flexibility and hopefully stimulating innovation), and allows funds not spent one year to be rolled over to the next (which will hopefully encourage schools and education firms to compete on price).
7. Kalief Browder commits suicide, after having spent years in jail without a trial.
8. "In praise of passivity": Bryan Caplan explains Michael Huemer's argument against government intervention.