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Jan 21, 2016

Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS) has just discovered the largest prime number known yet. It is longer than the previously recorded prime number by up to 5 million digits.

Dr. Curtis Cooper discovered the newest and largest prime number yet. This broke Dr. Cooper's previous record set in 2013.

Modder Sethbling created a mod that allows a BASIC interpreter to run and work in Minecraft.

Pizzas are usually cut into triangles or small squares and sometimes considered as a reward for a long, tiring day. However, mathematicians from UK see it more as a pie equation that needs a solution, thus ditching the conventional slicing technique and introducing a whole new way to cut it into pieces.

Harvard researchers made a mathematical model on how animals develop their stripes in certain patterns.

Georgia Tech researchers came up with a mathematical algorithm that may be the key in understanding how the brain works.

Shinichi Mochizuki's ABC Conjecture proved to be impenetrable because of new terminology and introduction of a new branch of mathematics.

Simulation resulted on a swimming movement of Plesiosaurs as penguin-like.

Ex-MVP baseball star Jose Canseco took to Twitter to express his opinion and directly states that he supports Elon Musk on his ideas on making Mars a habitable planet next to Earth, comparing Musk's and his "great minds."

Recently, mathematicians from Duke University suggest that correct mathematical calculations of the actual tumor growth might help healthcare practitioners deal with the deadly disease.

A new mathematical model for the frictional shear stress of ice explains why ice is slippery.

According to new research, the equatorial electrojet about 60 miles above the surface of the Earth could be disturbing electrical grids near the equator when it amps up.

Experiements in the chamber with the weakest magnetic field on Earth could answer fundamental questions for theoretical physics science.

Retired experimental physicist Leon Lederman is now 92 years old and facing serious health problems and memory loss. So he took to an online auction and sold his 1988 Nobel prize for his co-discovery of subatomic particle called the muon neutrino to cover his costs. The price of Nobel fame online? $765,002.

University of Utah engineers have taken a big step toward computing at the speed of light. Their research will help create the next generation of computers and mobile devices-devices that will be capable of speeds millions of times faster than machines are now.