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The Largest Prime Number
February 10, 2013 | Slate

A prime number is an integer larger than one that is only evenly divisible by itself and one. 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13 and 17 are examples. There is an infinite number of prime numbers and Curtis Cooper recently discovered one with over 17 million digits.


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January 26, 2014 | American Chemical Society
In the UK, Prime Minister David Cameron wants to win local governments over to hydraulic fracturing. To do that he wants to permit "local governments to keep 100% of the business taxes, some $3 million annually, generated from each well drilled." Quote from the Chemical & Engineering News.

History of the Prime Meridian
May 29, 2013 | National Geographic
How did Greenwich, England become Earth's zero-degree longitude reference point?

New Top Predator Dinosaur Discovered in Utah
November 25, 2013 | North Carolina State University
"A new species of carnivorous dinosaur – one of the three largest ever discovered in North America – lived alongside and competed with small-bodied tyrannosaurs 98 million years ago." Quoted from the North Carolina State University press release.


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