Diver Gary Grayson has done something many of us wish we could experience. It's not so often you encounter a seal, especially one that sticks around for a belly rub!
During a diving trip back in 2014, Grayson was in the water off the Isles of Scilly. That's where he ran into an Atlantic grey seal on the archipelago southwest of England. When you see what this seal wants from him your face will light up. It is both adorable and completely unexpected. Gary explains to people in an interview that he spent several minutes with him.
Gary says that of all the things he has done and all the adventures he has been on, this was one of the best. It's hard to really tell if the seal was having a good or bad day and just wanted to have a friend close by. Either way, it is a priceless moment that is worth watching and Sharing! more >>
The migrant crisis in Europe has reached "biblical proportions," according to U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage, noting that millions of refugees from Syria and other countries throughout the Middle East and Africa hoping to be relocated to the West are overwhelming the borders and stretching capacities.
"The problem we've got is we've opened the door to an exodus of biblical proportions, meaning millions and millions of refugees. We've lost sight of what it is to be a refugee. How many millions does Europe want to take? That is the question," Farage said, speaking with BBC Radio 4 on Tuesday.
While many refugees from Syria are fleeing the four-year-long civil war, as well as attacks by the Islamic State terror group, Farage said the U.K. has "lost sight" of the definition of a refugee. more >>
Mojang released information it will be pushing through with "Minecraft: Story Mode," which it will partially release before the year ends.
With rumors a "Minecraft: Story Mode" version had been pushed to the back burner, Stockholm-based video game developer Mojang dropped a surprise gameplay trailer for "Story Mode" at the PAX Prime 2015 in Seattle over the weekend.
Microsoft purchased Mojang last year, which resulted in the development of "Story Mode," a story-based gameplay version that was initially announced at MineCon 2015. After Mojang teamed up with Telltale Games, "Story Mode" proceeded at a faster pace to give the story-less sandbox game an interactive storyline of its own. more >>
Carbon dating of an ancient copy of the "world's oldest" Koran kept in England suggests that the manuscript predates the Prophet Muhammad.
Scholars believe that the fragments of the ancient Koran may be older than Prophet Muhammad. The new findings could rewrite the history and known beginnings of Islam, according to Raw Story.
University of Oxford scientists said based on the carbon dating, the world's oldest Koran was produced between A.D. 568 and A.D. 645. Islamic scholars, on the other hand, say Prophet Muhammad lived between A.D. 570 and A.D. 632. more >>
British scholars from the University of Oxford have said that fragments from the oldest discovered Quran appear to predate the founding of Islam by the Muslim prophet Muhammad, which could put into dispute some of the most central tenets of the religion.
"This gives more ground to what have been peripheral views of the Quran's genesis, like that Muhammad and his early followers used a text that was already in existence and shaped it to fit their own political and theological agenda, rather than Muhammad receiving a revelation from heaven," Keith Small of Oxford's Bodleian Library told the Times of London.
Some of the world's oldest fragments of the Quran were discovered back in July at the University of Birmingham, with radiocarbon dating projecting the manuscript to be at least 1,370 years old. more >>
The Vatican has clarified in a statement that despite a recent news story of Pope Francis blessing Italian author Francesca Pardi, a lesbian who has written a children's book with positive depictions of gay families, the Roman Catholic Church's doctrine opposing gay marriage has not changed.
"The blessing of the pope at the end of the letter was directed to the person, not at any possible teachings that are not in line with the doctrine of the church … which hasn't changed a bit as the Holy Father has repeated even recently," said Vatican spokesman the Rev. Ciro Benedettini, according to Religion News Service on Monday.
Pardi, who lives in Milan, said that she wrote to Francis and was surprised when she received a letter back, in which the pope's staff conveys his blessing. more >>