A Big Question About Prime Numbers Gets a Partial Answer

1st October 2019

On September 7, two mathematicians posted a proof of a version of one of the most famous open problems in mathematics. The result opens a new front in the study of the “twin primes conjecture,” which has bedeviled mathematicians for more than a century and has implications for some of the deepest features of arithmetic. “We’ve been stuck and running out of ideas on the problem for a long time,…

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4 key trends you need to know about Social Security

1st October 2019

Did you know that some 5.6 million people were newly awarded Social Security benefits in 2018? Fifty-five percent of them were retired workers, 12% were disabled workers and 33% were survivors or the spouses and children of retired or disabled workers. And those are just some of the tidbits of information in the newly released booklet from the Social Security Administration, Fast Facts & Figures About Social Security, 2019. What…

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