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44 FIT TO BURST

Inflation is a pretty useful tool in nature. Zoologist Jules Howard takes a closer look at some of the incredible animals that can blow themselves up like balloons.

52 THE RACE FOR

T HE MOON No human has set foot on the Moon for decades. But an armada of exciting new missions are set to explore the lunar surface once more.

66 THE DNA DETECTIVE

The consumer genetic testing kits hitting the shelves have allowed scientists to piece together our family trees better than ever before. Geneticist Prof Turi King tells us more.

70 THE HITCHHIKER’S

GUIDE TO THE METAVERSE What is the metaverse, can anyone visit, and where’s the best place to go?

52 THE RACE FOR THE MOON

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40 IDEAS WE LIKE…

With this seriously cool drinks machine, you’ll never need to buy a can of pop again!

66 PROF TURI KING

“IT’S ONLY IN THE LAST DECADE OR SO THAT GENETIC TESTING HAS REALLY TAKEN OFF. IT’S EXTRAORDINARY WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH IT”

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