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Rice: It's not just delicious, it's also the building block of a large percentage of the world's diet. But rice — and how we finally figured out how to domesticate it — is responsible for shaping a lot more than just what's on our plates.

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We learned from watching Jiro that sushi is perhaps the most visually arresting type of food you can capture on film. The colours, the details, the process, the simplicity and complexity of it all makes for salivating footage that can make your eyes hungrier than you've ever felt. Here's more food porn of sushi from Munchie's series The Sushi Chef.

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The creativity that went in inventing McDonald's Miracle-Flavoured Rice is so beyond my little human brain that I'd have to be high as a kite to understand the magic. But oh the magic. The culinary geniuses at RocketNews24 cooked rice with a Big Mac, fries, chicken nuggets, sauce and coke to deliver what has to be the most delicious flavour of rice ever.

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Human Serum Albumin (HSA) is a protein commonly used in vaccines and often administered for serious burn injuries and liver disease and commonly in short supply due to a lack of donors. That's why researchers from Wuhan University have figured out how to grow it—not in people, but in rice.

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If you want to make delicious bread out of rice, you normally have to get rice flour and work from there. But with the Sanyo Gopan rice bread machine, all you have to do is pour in handfuls of rice.

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Researchers from the University of South Florida have developed a minuscule solar panel that's just 1/4 the size of a grain of rice. Yet when you combine 20 or so of the cells, they can create 7.8 volts of electricity. Sounds good so far, right? It gets better.

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The thing I actually miss most about living in Japan is the food (except their horribly disgusting take on Italian, the only really bad eats there). I think it's one of the few places that they they even try to make the lunches super-cute (check out mini-Bashcraft's Pokemon bento @ Kotaku). But just like the actual non-tasty plastic version you play games on, the sign on this bento box Nintendo DS made out of rice says it's sold out. Sad.