How It Works issue 39 free preview!

This month How It Works delivers a bounty of awesome articles and fantastic features including:

– Meet a few of the supersmart machines from the robotics field.

Arctic wonders – Find out how all sorts of wildlife can endure freezing temperatures and dark winters near the North Pole.

Genetic engineering – How can DNA be tweaked to create perfect specimens in the fields of medicine, agriculture and industry?

Exploring the Moon – Discover the incredible phenomena, both on the surface and in the atmosphere of Earth’s satellite.

Next-gen airships – A new age of lighter-than-air travel is emerging; find out why it’s now safer than ever to fly by blimp.

Painting the Sistine Chapel – Learn about how Michelangelo painted his masterpiece on this famous chapel’s ceiling.

How It Works issue 39 is on sale from 4 October 2012 and is available from WHSmiths, Barnes & Noble, supermarkets and all good newsagents.