You can also check out how future scientists could protect our planet and take a cool quiz to find out which job of the future is right for you. Then see the results of our latest Whatcha Think? poll to find out which futuristic transportation Nat Geo Kids readers are most excited to ride.
Be sure to read an excerpt from Explorer Academy: The Forbidden Island. Throughout the seven books in the Explorer Academy series, characters use ciphers to solve mysterious messages. Try it yourself!
Other stories in this month's issue:
• Amazing Animals: Meet a squirrel with a clever hiding spot, a chicken "crossing guard," and jaguars reclaiming old territory.
• Weird But True: Check out fun facts you can share with your friends.
• Guinness World Records: Read about a tortoise with a 3D-printed shell, an underwater art show, and a wheely tall unicycle.
• Awesome 8: Get striking facts about shipwrecks.
• Bet You Didn't Know: Find out seven adorable facts about desert animals.
Get these stories and more in September's Special Future issue, on sale August 2.