Why is it important to stay updated on science in the news?

I would imagine the main reason for staying updated on science in the news is because the field of science is always evolving, so what might have been considered fact yesterday might have been proven false today. Some areas of science are based more on theory rather than experiment because there was no way of performing such experiments when the theories were first purposed and it isn't until new methods or instruments are created that the experiments can actually be performed and confirm the correctness of the theories.