Click on the books below to learn more or purchase or visit Indigo for their complete Sci Lit Week book list.

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  • Books
    • Anthropology
    • Astronomy/Space
    • Biographies
    • Biology/Medicine
    • Chemistry
    • Indigo Pick
    • Jesse's favourite
    • Math
    • Miscellaneous
    • Psychology/Brain Science
    • Science and Society
    • Science Books for Kids
    • Women in Science
Indigo Picks
On the Origin of Species
Carrying the Fire
Indigo Picks
In the Shadow of Man
Women in Science - 50 fearless pioneers who changed the world
Jesse’s favourite
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Indigo Picks
Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs
Indigo Picks
The Memory Illusion
The Elements
I love you Michael Collins
An Astronaut's Guide To Life On Earth
Indigo Picks
Lab Girl 
Indigo Picks
Indigo Picks
Hidden Figures
Indigo Picks
Adventures in the Anthropocene
What If?
Indigo Picks
Catching Fire
The Emperor of all Maladies
The Worm
On the Move
Indigo Picks
The Hidden Life of Trees
Jessie’s favourite
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
The Mismeasure of Man
Indigo Picks
The Sixth Extinction
The Making of the Atomic Bomb
Here’s looking at Euclid
Indigo Picks
How the Mind Works
The Disappearing Spoon
Packing for Mars
Pink is for Blobfish
The Demon Haunted World
The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons
Space Chronicles
Caesar’s Last Breath
The Double Helix
Utterly Amazing Human Body
Shackleton’s Journey
A Man on the Moon
The Right Stuff
Lucy’s Legacy
Beyond infinity
Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman
Ada Twist: Scientist
Life on Air 
Indigo Picks
A Brief History of Time
The Code Book
The Better Angels of Our Nature
Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space
Indigo Picks
Gorillas In The Mist
Indigo Picks
Ada's Algorithm
Before the World was Ready 
The Selfish Gene
For Babies Series
Friend or Foe
Indigo Picks
My Beloved Brontosaurus
The Fabric of the Cosmos
The Tiny Seed
Rosie Revere: Engineer
Animal Hospital
Indigo Picks
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Thing Explainer
Stuff Matters
Pandora’s Lab
Fuzzy Forensics
Indigo Picks
The Gene
The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea
Guns, Germs and Steel
Neanderthal Man
Indigo Picks
ASAP Science
Indigo Picks
Blackhole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space
Thinking Fast and Slow
A Primate’s Memoir
Bad Science
The Botany of Desire
Fermat’s Enigma
The Darkest Dark
Nowhere Else on Earth
Uncle Tungsten
The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat
Indigo Picks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Do No Harm


For those of you who don’t have the time to read a whole book (because you’re too busy attending Science Literacy Week events).

  • Nat Geo News – stories by National Geographic filled with fun, quirky and otherwise exciting science stories
  • XKCD– I know, not really a blog.  Still, it proves that science is as funny as it gets.
  • IFLS – An awful lot of people “really love” science


  • AsapSCIENCE – Canadians Mitch Moffit and Greg Brown take you on a hilarious tour of the sciences on Youtube
  • Science Friday– Ira Flatow’s hugely popular radio show. Check out the whole website for more content too
  • Star Talk Radio – Neil DeGrasse Tyson rocks it with his late night DJ voice
  • Quirks and Quarks – Our very own Bob McDonald giving the scoop on the latest science developments
  • Stuff you should know – The title says it all!
  • The Body of Evidence – Medicine, Science and Debunking Quackery by Dr. Christopher Labos and Jonathan Jarry
  • Radiolab – “weaving stories and science into sound and music rich documentaries”
  • 60 second science – For those of you with literally a minute to spare, prepare to have your minds blown by Scientific American
  • The Story Collider – Science surrounds us. Even when we don’t notice it, science touches almost every part of our lives. At the Story Collider, we believe that everyone has a story about science—a story about how science made a difference, affected them, or changed them on a personal and emotional level. We find those stories and share them in live shows and on our podcast. Sometimes, it’s even funny.
  • Best of the WWEST – A series of interviews with women in STEM about their careers, inspirations, daily lives, etc., in order to amplify their voices and provide role models for younger girls to look up to.


  • NOVA – Consistently excellent, engaging and interesting science stories from the cutting edge of discovery.  Available on TV’s everywhere!
  • BBC Earth – Still the highest quality nature broadcaster out there, BBC Earth gives us unprecedented looks into the wide world of nature, many with the incomparable David Attenborough narrating too!
  • TED talks – Their slogan says it all, “Ideas Worth Spreading”. Learn about pretty much anything from some of the best thinkers and speakers anywhere.
  • Research2Reality – A Canadian celebration of the great research and scientists all across the country
  • Daily Planet – A great daily look at the science all around us.  Canadian to boot!
  • McGill Office for Science and Society– The McGill Office for Science and Society (OSS) is dedicated to the promotion of critical thinking and the presentation of scientific information to the public, educators and students in an accurate and responsible fashion