• Diamonds may be the hardest natural substance on Earth, but scientists at North Carolina State University have created a substance that’s harder — and brighter — than the famous gemstone. Scientists say that Q-carbon could
  • Here are the rules: Chart a path from the starting square in the top-left corner to the ending square in the bottom-right corner. You can move horizontally or vertically, but you can’t move in the
  • Breakfast cereal was founded in the mid-1800’s to help Americans with poor diets. Back then, cereal was considered a health food. While we’ve learned better about its health benefits (it’s loaded with sugar, for starters),
  • Here’s the puzzle: A man was looking at a portrait when a passerby asked him, “Whose picture are you looking at?” The man replied: “Brothers and sisters have I none, but this man’s father is
  • The U.S. just got its 61st U.S. national park! In mid-February, Indiana Dunes National Park joined Yellowstone, Yosemite, Big Bend and many more of the country’s most pristine lands. Indiana Dunes features 15 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline
  • The world’s largest bee is a freaky, scary, absolute unit of an insect — and it was just spotted for the first time in decades in Indonesia. Once thought to be extinct, Wallace’s giant bee (Megachile
  • You’ve heard of Ant-Man, Marvel’s tiniest superhero. But who is the comic book publisher’s biggest superhero?

  • In each month’s issue of Boys’ Life magazine, we print dozens of jokes and riddles. See if you can solve one of our latest head-scratchers: What word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?
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