# This is the world's largest known prime number

You're looking at the largest prime number ever discovered. That's 2^{57,885,161} – 1, to be exact. If you're looking for the the individual numbers, you'll have to work for it. "Former designer" Philip Bump dissected the prime six digits at a time and converted each chunk into RGB colors. The end result is an image…

# Have mathematicians finally discovered the hidden relationship between prime numbers?

Okay, math lovers, this is the one you've been waiting for: Shinichi Mochizuki of Kyoto University in Japan is claiming to have found proof (divided into four separate studies with 500+ pages) of the so-called *abc* conjecture, a longstanding problem in number theory which predicts that a relationship exists between…