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Prime-Number Proof's Leap Falls Short

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Science  16 May 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5622, pp. 1066
DOI: 10.1126/science.300.5622.1066b

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In mid-April, number theorists came heartbreakingly close to solving the Twin Prime Conjecture. But the numbers didn't hold up.