Two female polar bears won’t mate: Zookeepers Baffled

Zookeepers had been baffled by 2 polar bears that wouldn’t mate.  They finally got to the bottom of the matter by putting one of the bears under anesthesia and looking at its, well, bottom.  They found that the male polar bear isn’t a male at all—he is a female.  That... [Read More]

Jurassic Park, Here We Come

Scientists are mapping the DNA of the woolly mammoth.  They’re talking about how they could bring the animal back from extinction.  Seriously?  You saw that movie, right?  Yeah, sure, they were dinosaurs, but my guess is that a woolly mammoth could eat you too.  Maybe extinction was their ploy for... [Read More]

Silverlight Airlines with a ViewModel

Not long after I joined Microsoft, I was looking at the Silverlight Airlines code sample.  I was new to Silverlight, so I used this demo as a way to help learn Silverlight.  The demo app is pretty cool, and ScottGu showed it off at Mix, so I had seen it... [Read More]

The Dark Side of Seattle

When we moved to the greater Seattle area, we knew we’d be in for some rain.  They don’t call it Mt. Rainier for nothing – it’s rainier here than most places.  But there was an aspect of Seattle that we didn’t quite expect—the dark side of Seattle. I don’t mean... [Read More]