News & Notes

This Tough Material Is Stronger Than a Diamond

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

Cool Stuff

Can You Solve This Tricky Maze Puzzle?

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

Cool Stuff

Can You Solve This Tricky Logic Puzzle?

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

News & Notes

Which State Features America’s Newest National Park?

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

Animals

The World’s Largest Bee Is An Absolute Unit

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

In Boys' Life

Can You Solve This Tricky Riddle?

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?