By Christopher and Jennifer Gandin Le at Reuters
By Brandon Tensley in the New America Foundation Weekly Wonk
By Emily Singer in Quanta
By Nicholas Fitz in Scientific American
By Clare Wilson in New Scientist
The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C.
TIME Ideas hosts the world's leading voices, providing commentary and expertise on the most compelling events in news, society, and culture. We welcome outside contributions. To submit a piece, email firstname.lastname@example.org.