Ah science. It is pretty difficult in today’s world to have even a basic knowledge of what is happening outside your discipline given all the current awareness reading required just to stay on top of what is going on within your legal specialty.
Still, it is pretty important to try and keep up. World and current events are usually available with mainstream media. Legal information via Slaw.ca and current awareness services via your favourite law librarian. For scientific information, I recommend the Technology Review published by MIT. There are RSS feeds, mobile apps, and my preferred method of review – twitter feeds of article headlines.