David Beard

David Beard


Writer, Editor, Newsletterer @NatGeo. Ex @washingtonpost @bostonglobe @AP. Sign up for the newsletter I curate: http://nationalgeographic.com/newsletters/si…

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The farmer wondered about that mound in his field. Could it be a mass burial site from the Black Death? No. Two women had been buried there. In the most elaborate Viking burial ever uncovered. Inside an entire Viking ship. @NatGeo 

"Dear valued employees ..." How did this company lay off 700 of its workers? By a prerecorded message.

They soar from the world's tallest trees. They use the same techniques human skydivers use. Except they are four inches tall. @NatGeo 

This senior safety consultant quit Shell after 11 years because it knows, she says, that continued oil and gas extraction harms #climate , environment & people. "Whatever they say, Shell is simply not winding down on fossil fuels.”

Why would a city sell property worth $500 million for $150 million? Now the mayor has quit, the FBI has a corruption probe underway, and Anaheim and the @Angels ⁩ will be spending time in court.

The pickle-maker who rode humor to prosperity. Jokes in this obit include: “Who’s the toughest pickle in Dodge City? Marshall Dill.” And the last verb in this obit? Relished. @risenc 

Your occasional reminder to get out and take a glimpse at the world around you.

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@stevesilberman  the rifleman’s stalking the sick and the lame Preacherman seeks the same… Nightsticks and water cannons, tear gas, padlocks Molotov cocktails and rocks behind every curtain False-hearted judges dying in the webs that they spin Only a matter of time ’til night comes steppin’ in

@Will_Bunch  @HC_RichardsonSame  dude who said maybe a few grandparents have to die of COVID to protect jackasses who didn’t want to protect their community by getting vaxxed and masked.

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Just-released documents show the White House moved to stop vital military aid to #Ukraine  less than two hours after his July 25 call with Ukraine’s President Here’s a White House memo to the Pentagon: Docs#UkraineDocs 

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The names of those killed by racism and police brutality are written along Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis, where #GeorgeFloyd  was suffocated by police. (See the vertical image) @NatGeo 

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The New York Public Library is making a group of commonly banned books available to all nationwide—no library card needed—using a free e-reader. "All people have the right to read or not read what they want," the @nypl  says. @ALALibrary 

"Act like a lady," the police officers say after cuffing & detaining a news editor for photographing police during an arrest. The editor: "How exactly should a lady act when being wrongly detained on a public sidewalk for exercising 1st Amendment rights?”

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FIRED: The Georgia election consultant who proposed closing most voting locations in a primarily African American county

The carbon emissions from Bitcoin mining alone in China, which accounts for 75% of Bitcoin blockchain operations globally, is projected at 130 million metric tons in 2024—more than the overall emissions by the Netherlands, Spain, or the Czech Republic.

It won the Pulitzer. It's a graphic novel. About the Holocaust. And about the writer's parents, one who survived Auschwitz, the other who killed herself. A Tennessee school board voted 10-0 to ban "Maus"

The backup paper ballots showed a Democrat winning narrowly, 26,142 to 25,137, over his opponent. The election machines showed the Democrat had just 164 votes out of 55,000. A Pennsylvania county wonders why it is paying for voting machines.

The father of #JacobBlake  has 3 questions: Why is my critically injured son handcuffed to his hospital bed? Is he under arrest? If so, what for? #Kenosha 

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