Unless it is local news or national news with an interesting topic I really don’t care. Not that I don’t like to be informed but news follows the “if it bleeds it leads” motto a bit to harsh. Tiger Woods cheating on his wife was a national story every night, but The Druckenmiller’s donated $705 Million to medical research & fighting poverty and it barely even say the news. In the midst of a recession someone give 3/4 of a billion to research and the poor and the news can’t make room. Screw’em, I will just scan Google News and pick stories worth reading.
PopSci much like AotS is filled with geek news and gadgets, then you add in some killer robots and a mutating disease and you have material that will keep you in the bathroom clear through dinner.