When the World Health Organization officially declared a pandemic in March 2020, the world ground to a halt: Factories closed, roads emptied and planes were grounded. How did COVID-19 lockdowns affect climate change? A climate scientist explains.

Touch is — or was — one of the fundamental ways that we relate to one another. Researcher Helena Wasling and psychologist Guy Winch explain what we can do to ease the difficulty of being without this physical connection.

The world has changed in the months since a COVID-19 was officially declared a pandemic — including the world of science. Infectious disease expert Adam Kucharski takes us through 5 things that researchers have learned about COVID-19 and 5 things they’re still studying.

The past year has been exceptionally difficult, but the pandemic has brought some greater clarity for many people. Read these lessons from StoryCorps interviews, and use them to reflect on what you’ve learned.