During the last ice age the sea level was much lower so when the ice melted the sea level rose. The land on the British Columbia coast had been covered with a lot ice ice so when it melted the removal of all that weight actually let the land rise. So the sea level there now is about the same a it was during the ice age.
The code of Hammurabi is not a complete code of law. Instead it appears to just be a list of prior judgements made that Hammurabi supported. There are too many scenarios that are not listed to be a complete law code.
The Great Courses – Ancient Mesopotamia
A study in 2014 showed that Orcas can modify their sounds to match dolphins when they are together. This means that Orcas can learn another language which currently is only seen with humans, birds and bats.
Science fact a day calendar Oct 7, 2019
The Definition of a second is: The duration of 9,192,631,770 periods of the radiation corresponding to the transition between the two hyperfine levels of the ground state of the cesium 133 atom.
(The Great Courses – Understanding the Quantum World)
In 2017 researchers in Germany documented the learning capabilities of gamers and non-gamers and determined that gamers have increased learning capacities.
(2019 science fact a day calendar – Sept 29, 2019)
Domestic cats can purr. So can smaller wild cats such as cheetahs and cougars. Bigger wild cats cannot purr. This is because in big cats the hyoid apparatus which supports the larynx and tongue is made out of cartilage instead of bone.
(Magazine – The Smithsonian June 2019)
The fastest winds recorded in the solar system is 1500 mph on the planet Neptune.
(TV – How the Universe works)
When Europeans came to the New World they brought diseases which decimated the local populations by up to 90%. One consequence of this is that cultivated land about the size of France was left fallow and reverted to forest which sucked up enough carbon dioxide to create cooling. This was already a cool cycle in climate but this time in the early seventeenth century is now thought to be the coolest part of the Little Ice Age.
(Archaeology Magazine – May/June 2019)
Bats have an economic value of up to 53 BILLION Dollars. They are natural pest control and a single colony of 150 brown bats in Indiana consumes nearly 1.3 million crop damaging insects per year.
(Scientific Daily Calendar – April 1st)
Scientists appear to have discovered why zebras have stripes. After much analysis comparing zebras to horses it appears that the stripes disrupt a flies’ ability to control a landing on a zebra.
(Magazine – The Week March 15 2019)