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In this issue, we learn more about how populations grow, change and move, and why understanding them is so important.

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Video: Exercise mythbusting

Pumped up for the Commonwealth Games? Watch a video from our ‘Exercise, Energy and Movement’ issue in which former pentathlete and sport scientist Greg Whyte addresses common exercise misconceptions. What’s the best way to exercise? Are fitness drinks worth it? Does exercise affect resting metabolic rate? And what makes our muscles sore?

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