The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of Elements
The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth’s Past Mass Extinctions
Here's Looking at Euclid: From Counting Ants to Games of Chance - An Awe-Inspiring Journey Through the World of Numbers
AsapSCIENCE: Answers to the World's Weirdest Questions, Most Persistent Rumors & Unexplained Phenomena
How to Change your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression and Transcendence
The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery
Science and Society
Women in Science
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
- 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.
- Hinterland Who’s Who – It all started in 1963, with black-and-white vignettes about the loon, the moose, the gannet and the beaver. For more than 50 years, Hinterland Who’s Who has proudly been bringing Canada’s iconic wildlife directly into Canadians’ homes. Visit our website and learn how you can help ensure that wildlife remains part of what it means to be Canadian.
- Let's Talk Science – Read articles, watch videos, search career profiles and "do STEM" with these fun, curriculum aligned resources and activities. We even have a special SPACE page to help you investigate all things space!
- 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.
- 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.
- Story Time From Space – Story Time From Space sends children’s books to the International Space Station. While in space, astronauts are videotaping themselves reading these books to the children of Earth.
Bridging art and science
Science Literacy Week posters aim to illustrate and explain in a fun, colorful and simple way some of modern science's most interesting phenomenons linked to each year’s #SciLit theme.
Produced and curated by Microfiches in collaboration with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and theme-specific partners of each edition of Science Literacy Week, the downloadable posters feature illustrations and texts by some of Canada's most talented illustrators and science writers.
Theme for 2020
B for Biodiversity
In partnership with the Canadian Wildlife Federation
Theme for 2019
O for Oceans
In partnership with the Canadian Ocean Literacy Coalition