This miracle, incomprehensible from the point of view of pure logic, has been exercising the minds of numerous theologians and commentators since the 19th century.
Roosters crow before dawn to mark their territory and attract hens.
The mother hen is thought to contribute decisively to regulating the chicks’ rhythms of activity and rest.
Christian hope is that a day will come when the purposes that God had in mind when he created the cosmos will be fully fulfilled.
An adult male dromedary camel can weigh as much as 700 kilos and reach a height of three metres. By contrast, the eye of a sewing needle is less than one millimetre wide.
Jesus did not have to pay the temple tax because he was the Son of God. However, he paid it so as not to give offence, out of his love for humankind.
Christ taught you can tell what a person is like inside by the words they speak, and that everyone will give account for their words.
Doves and pigeons are often stigmatised as dirty birds. However, this description is completely false.
Tthey move with great ease by means of the lateral undulations of their bodies. They can do this because their skeletons are made up of short, broad and floating vertebrae.
Recent studies focusing on the social behaviour of the sheep show that they are much more complex than has been thought.
When the fox digs this lair, it removes the soil and spreads it in all directions around the entrance, thus forming a kind of fan shape.
The dogs referred by Jesus in Matthew 7 were animals that belonged to no one, running wild and untamed, and consuming any waste that they could find, including corpses, which was why they were regarded as unclean.
It is believed to be around 18,000 different species of birds. By contrast, only 110 different species of lily have been identified.
Scriptures abound in stories in which animals perform important pedagogical functions.
The shark has built-in software to know when to change direction, how to hunt a particular prey, escape a predator, among many other actions.
All the species of falcons possess a small cone in the interior of each nasal orifice which enables them to breathe at three hundred kilometres per hour.
From a human perspective, questions immediately arise about why there are so many lethal organisms in our world.
What is most extraordinary is when a whole colony of individuals clusters to resemble a flower, and thus deceive birds.
It serves as a lesson, delivered through a symbolic sign. This was a common practice on the part of Old Testament prophets.
A group of researchers discovered that certain arborical ant species use surprising algorithms to solve the problem of finding the shortest route.
These special beetles defend themselves by bombing their enemies. They can set off small explosions of irritating chemicals intended to deter potential predators. Hence their name.
How can salmons live in both the salty waters of the sea and the fresh waters of rivers? The answer lies in their capacity for osmoregulation.
Careful observation of its wings soon revealed the clear image of an ant on each of them.
Each human being has some 23,000 genes, while the water flea has about 31,000, but clustered together in a genome that is 15 times smaller than the human genome.
More than 60 different species of weavers are found in Sub Saharan Africa, tropical Asia and Australia. The nests can vary in shape, size, material and building technique.