8-Croquetas de Chapulin

For the brave omnivores, Croquetas de Chapulin is a must. Made from yucca and grasshopper flours, they come decorated with little shiny chapulines, which stick their long legs up in the air like practicing ballerinas.

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In 2002, Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei issued a religious ruling, a fatwa, declaring embryonic stem cell research acceptable under Islamic law. (photo by Anne-Christine Pojoulat)

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The UTI-causing bacteria looks a bit like a squid with long filaments, at the end of which a protein called FimH can form a tiny hook. With that hook, the bacterium hangs on to a particular molecule on the outside of human cells. (Photo by Lucy Nicholson)