Curtis Cooper, a math professor at the University of Central Missouri, has discovered the world's largest prime number.
Wait a minute, you say. Aren't numbers eternal and always sort of...there?
Well, yes, but primes are special. As you may recall from basic math, they're numbers that have no fact ... More >>
Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending November 13, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books, Subterranean Books and Sue's News.
Sometimes the bestseller list has a sense of hum ... More >>
A Daily RFT post on Tuesday joked that Kim Peek, the developmentally disabled genius who inspired Dustin Hoffman's character in Rain Man, is incredibly gifted when it comes to memorizing dates and times.Perhaps Peek is looking for a job as a blogger, because this writer is obviously not so good with ... More >>
ahsmail.uwaterloo.ca/Kim Peek, the real-life savant who inspired the Dustin Hoffman/Tom Cruise classic, gave a speech yesterday at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. That was a Monday. Peek could also tell you-- instantly-- what day of the week October 5 was in 1979, 1994, 1852 or ... More >>