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This high resolution image shows the structure of Zika virus. The three envelope glycoproteins (E) are colored in yellow, blue and red and the glycan is colored in green.

The most detailed image of the Zika virus ever captured might reveal a way to fight the birth-defect causing disease

Zika can cause babies to be born with neurological damage and microcephaly (a particularly small head and underdeveloped brain) if a pregnant woman is infected. Researchers just created the most detailed three-dimensional image ever of the virus.

These award-winning microscope photos reveal a bizarre universe just out of reach

To honor the beauty of microscopic photographs, the Nikon Small World contest awards the most impressive micrographs captured by scientists and hobbyists.

This origami microscope costs less than $1 to make

The Foldscope is printed in pieces on a sheet of perforated waterproof paper. It can be assembled in 10 minutes and provide 140 times magnification.

These 20 images just won the world’s most prestigious microscope photo contest

Judges for the Nikon Small World contest just deemed these 20 images the best microscope pictures of 2016.