The National Science Foundation (NSF) has relaunched their science news site Science 360 News Service. It focuses on research and scientific discoveries funded by the NSF. The site is updated on weekdays, and has an issue format where you can see a ton of different stories on one page. The site has a good mix of news and multimedia – including a Picture of the Day, video and audio (selected from various podcasts). You can also sign up for email updates, or subscribe to one or more RSS feeds.
Having a realistic view of the world and how it works is necessary for implementing solutions that will help improve it. Science helps provide that background.