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Populations

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

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Optical illusions images

Do you see what we see? Optical illusions work when the eye and the brain perceive something that differs from physical reality. Whether you are back to school or are enjoying your last few days of freedom, you’ll enjoy looking at these nine images to determine whether your mind is playing tricks on you.

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