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Science Post: To cook or not to cook>

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Richard Wrangham of Harvard University said that cooking plant food allows complex carbohydrates in starchy foods to become more digestible. This in turns allows humans to absorb more calories and triggers brain expansion. Cooking food should therefore be good. Some food like the papaya and pineapple contain enzymes like papain and bromelain which are similar to the protein digesting enzymes made by the pancreas. These enzymes can dissolve the protein that forms a coat around all cancer cells. The immune system can then see the cancer cells and target them for destruction. On the question: To cook or not to cook? - While it is good to cook food, I suppose it depends on what type of food we are talking about. Fruits probably should be eaten raw. Heat could denature enzymes and cooking fruits would render the enzymes in them useless.

Puss in cup!

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Puss in cup!


'Puss in cup' surely is cuter than 'Puss in boots'!

Size does matter!

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Size does matter!

You'd probably think only Godzilla (ゴジラ, Gojira) is big. Avid movie goers may know, Godzilla is a daikaijū, that is a Japanese movie monster. Godzilla first appeared in Ishirō Honda's 1954 film Gojira and later in 28 other Japanese movies produced by Toho Co. Ltd. An American version starring Matthew Broderick appeared in 1998 and there has been report that a new one is slated for a 2012 release.