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New issue: Why we don't have to get old any more

Published: 20th January, 2022 at 00:00
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The ambitious plan to treat age like a disease – and cure it.

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An end to ageing?

Eternal youth may be a myth, but there are already medicines on the market that could have the power to extend your healthy years.

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Welcome to your future commute

Fancy flying to the office? It could be on the cards sooner than you think, given how many air taxis are currently in development.

A winning formula

Dr Pepijn Kooij explains how a type of fungus featured in Sir David Attenborough’s The Green Planet has developed a special relationship with leaf-cutter ants.

The light fantastic

They don’t call superluminous supernovae cosmic mega explosions for nothing. They occur on a truly epic scale. And new telescopes launching in the coming years could help us find even more of these events.

Plus:

  • Dr Michael Mosley on why you should practise standing on one leg
  • The science of Moonfall
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Issue 373 on sale 20 January 2022

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