Click on the books below to learn more or visit Indigo for their complete #SciLit16 book list.
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).
- Phenomena – a blog series 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.
- Pharyngula – A biology blog for those who like impressing their friends with big words
- Confessions of a Science Librarian – musings, expositions and top notch science book lists
- 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!
- 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.
- CPSX’s Western Worlds – The weekly program will feature an interview with an expert – a researcher, engineer, scientist, or educator – in the planetary science and exploration community. The interview will focus on the guest’s expertise as well as anything else that may be of interest. This will be followed by a round-table discussion involving several Western Worlds co-hosts, who have a wide-variety of educational and professional backgrounds.
- 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!