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


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