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Proof Promises Progress in Prime Progressions

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Science  21 May 2004:
Vol. 304, Issue 5674, pp. 1095
DOI: 10.1126/science.304.5674.1095

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In setting out to prove that there are an infinite number of arithmetic progressions of prime numbers with four terms, two mathematicians appear to have proved the result for prime progressions of all lengths.