Here are some web sites where you can find info on current events and hot topics in science research:
Science Daily News is an on-line magazine dedicated to bringing you “breaking news about the latest discoveries and hottest research projects in everything from astrophysics to zoology.” The sites is updated three times daily and has searchable archives.
The Gene Media Forum maintains a website full of information on the current hot topics in genome research (including related ethical and legal issues) for members of the media and the general public. They also have information posted specifically for teachers.
If you would recommend any other sites as sources of “science news”, please let me know.