In Alaska, scientists have uncovered something they say is remarkable: the remains of two infants dating back more than 11,000 years. Their discovery is evidence of the earliest wave of migration into
At more than 23m digits long, the number is something of a beast. But for mathematicians, the latest discovery from a global gang of enthusiasts is a thing of beauty: the largest prime number ever found.
[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt, Carrie Vasios Mullins, Vicky Wasik, Max Falkowitz] What do breakfast staples like eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, and buttered toast all have in common? Well, none of are