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Science Discovers Largest Prime Yet

Jacob Aron for New Scientist:

The largest known prime number has just shot up to 257,885,161 - 1, breaking a four-year dry spell in the search for new, ever-larger primes.

Two things: has someone been paid for the past four years to wait for that computer to produce another prime? Where do I apply?