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The remote, snow-swept expanses of northern Sweden are an unlikely place to begin a story about cutting-edge genetic science. The kingdom's northernmost county, Norrbotten, is nearly free of human life; an average of just six people live in each square mile.
The idea of offering celery as a Valentine's Day gift to your loved one instead of chocolate might send the wrong message, but scientists working to improve the rose genome could make the low-calorie stem a popular Feb. 14 present after all.
A week and a half ago, when the advent calendar reached Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation , I said that it was the first equation we had seen that wasn’t completely correct. Having done our quick swing through quantum physics, the time has come to correct that equation: If you say “Einstein equation” to a random person on the street, odds are they’ll immediatley think of “ E=mc 2 .” If you ask a physicist to think of the Einstein equation, though, this is the one they’ll think of. This is the Einstein field equation from general relativity, and while it’s not as well known as E=mc 2 , it’s considered a far greater achievement within the field.