"Form follows function" is an oft-repeated cliche in biology - if you know how something looks, then perhaps you can figure out how it works. But inevitably, some of the most intricate, awe-inspiring forms will take on some of the most diabolical functions imaginable. Such is the case for the pandemic Zika virus that has terrorised the globe over the past few years.
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Three pillars of gas and dust sit among stars like towers of billowing smoke. It would take several years for light to cross from the top to the bottom of these dusty columns. This striking image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope remains, to this day, one of the most well-known astronomical images ever taken.